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July 5, 2023

Cantaloupe and honeydew production will transition north to Central California during the month of July. Markon First Crop (MFC) Cantaloupe and Honeydew Melons are available.


  • The Arizona/California desert is shipping adequate supplies; however, high temperatures (107 F) are slowing harvests
  • Production will begin in the Fresno region July 12
  • Large sizes are prevalent (nine- and jumbo nine-count fruit)
  • Quality is good with occasional ground spotting and netting observed
  • Expect slightly higher markets this week


  • Arizona/California desert stocks are ample
  • The Fresno season will start on July 14
  • Quality is fair with some wind scarring and ground discoloration
  • Sizes are dominated by jumbo five-count melons); six-count and smaller fruit is snug
  • Expect steady markets as crops transition north over the next two weeks

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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