UPDATE: CANTALOUPE AND HONEYDEW MELONS

November 5, 2021

Markon First Crop Cantaloupe and Honeydew melons are limited; packer label is being substituted as the domestic season winds down. Cantaloupe prices are high as availability of domestic supplies tighten. Honeydew prices are lower.

  • The primary domestic growing region of Brawley, California and Yuma, Arizona is ending earlier than normal
    • The season was expected to end the week of November 15
    • Quality is average with the occasional ground spotting and green tinge on both varieties
  • Mexico is providing additional supply crossing through Nogales, Arizona
    • Supplies are very low on Cantaloupe and average on Honeydews
    • Quality is good
  • Central American offshore stocks are expected to arrive earlier than normal this year
    • Stocks will be available in Florida the week of November 15
    • West coast will have their first arrival the week of November 22

 

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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