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October 27, 2022

Markon First Crop (MFC) Cantaloupes are limited; packer label is being substituted as needed. Cantaloupe supplies are tightening as the Arizona/California desert season winds down.

  • Drought and water restrictions on the Colorado River have led to fewer acres of melons planted this desert season
  • Size is dominated by 9-count fruit
    • 12-count melons are snug
    • 15-count and smaller fruit remains extremely limited; demand exceeds supply
  • Expect elevated markets and higher pricing through transition from domestic stocks to import orders
  • The offshore cantaloupe season will begin in November
    • The first East Coast vessel arrival is expected into Florida the week of November 7
    • The first West Coast arrival is expected into California the week of November 21

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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