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May 05, 2020

Cantaloupe prices are rising. The honeydew market is steady. The transition from imported fruit to domestic supplies will occur over the next two weeks.

  • Offshore arrivals to the U.S. will end in two weeks; Mexican imports are on the market and will be shipped as needed during this transition
  • The domestic cantaloupe season kicks off next week, May 11
    • 9-count stocks will be extremely limited to start the season
    • The crop is dominated by small sizes (mostly 15-count, with some 12-count melons)
  • The domestic honeydew season will begin the following week, May 18
    • Early season sizing will be dominated by 6-count
    • 5-count melons will be tight
  • A limited supply of Markon First Crop Cantaloupe and Honeydew will be available the weeks of May 11 and May 18 respectively

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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