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September 20, 2023

California’s San Joaquin Valley season is past peak production; markets are increasing. Markon First Crop (MFC) Cantaloupe and Honeydew Melons are available.


  • Volume is falling due to lower temperatures and reduced autumn daylight in the San Joaquin Valley
    • Quality is good with occasional ground spotting
    • Small sizes (12- and 15-count melons) are most abundant
  • The Arizona/California desert season is expected to start in mid-October
  • Expect higher prices over the next two weeks


  • California’s San Joaquin Valley season is slowing down
    • Quality is very good with reports of wind scarring and discoloration in some lots
    • All sizes are available
  • The Arizona/California desert season swill start in mid-October
  • Expect prices to increase as this transition approaches over the next month

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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