UPDATE: MELONS

October 14, 2021

California’s San Joaquin melon season has come to an end. Arizona/California fall desert supplies are now shipping.

Domestic

  • Domestic Markon First Crop Cantaloupes and Honeydews will be available through the week of November 15
  • New crop supplies from the Arizona/California desert will increase over the next two weeks
  • Quality is good; the crop is dominated by 6- and 8- count honeydews and 12-count cantaloupes
  • Favorable weather conditions are expected over the next 7 to 10 days
  • Expect elevated markets through October

Imports

  • Supplies from Guaymas, Mexico will arrive next week
  • Expect good quality; supplies will be dominated on 5-count honeydews and 9-count cantaloupes
  • Demand for Mexican honeydew will be higher due to lower domestic volume
  • Central American offshore supplies will hit markets on the East Coast the week of November 22 and the West Coast on November 29
  • Higher prices are expected for the start of the offshore season

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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