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June 8, 2023

The Arizona/California desert domestic melon season is continuing to ramp up; supplies remain limited, especially honeydews.


  • The domestic Arizona/California desert season has started in a light way; Mexican melons will continue shipping as needed
  • Demand is exceeding current supply levels due to delayed domestic plantings and increased summer demand
  • Size is dominated by five- and six-count melons; eight-count and smaller sizes are extremely tight
  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Honeydew Melons remain extremely limited; packer label is being substituted as needed
  • Expect limited stocks and elevated markets to persist for at least the next two weeks


  • Limited Arizona/California  MFC Cantaloupe Melons are available; packer label is being substituted as needed
  • Supplies remain limited but are slowly increasing; markets are slightly softer
  • Size is dominated by 9-count jumbo melons
  • Expect steady to lower markets over the next ten days

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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