UPDATE: CANTALOUPE AND HONEYDEW MELONS

September 22, 2022

Markon First Crop (MFC) Cantaloupe and Honeydew Melons are available; prices are rising as the summer season begins to wind down. Expect markets to remain elevated through October as both crops transition south; domestic supplies will continue shipping through mid- to late November.

Cantaloupe

  • Prices are higher as the California San Joaquin Valley season approaches its completion in mid- to late October
  • Size is peaking on 9-count fruit; 15-count and smaller remain extremely limited
  • Yuma/Imperial Valley cantaloupe season will begin in late October
  • Flexibility on cantaloupe sizing may be necessary during transition

Honeydew

  • Markets are inching up as volume tightens nearing the upcoming harvesting transition
  • Size is dominated by 5-count melons; 8-count and smaller remain extremely limited
  • Supplies are expected to tighten up through the end of September and into October
  • Pricing is expected to inch up into October

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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