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January 25, 2024

Central American cantaloupe and honeydew supplies are limited; markets are elevated.


  • Imported supplies are now arriving into domestic ports from Guatemala, Honduras, and Costa Rica
  • Central American yields are lower than expected due to October’s cool, wet weather
  • Quality is good in all current growing regions; bruising, green casts, and soft fruit are occasional issues
  • Guatemalan supplies are dominated by 9- and 9-count jumbo sizes
  • Honduran and Costa Rican new crop stocks are smaller; 12- and 15-count sizes dominate yields
  • Expect steady markets for the next 7-10 days


  • Imported shipments are now coming out of Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico
  • Quality ranges from good to fair; ground spotting, bruising, and soft fruit are occasional issues
  • Supplies are dominated by jumbo and regular 5- and 6-count sizes
    • Smaller 8- and 9-count size melons remain limited, but have increased slightly over the last week
    • Markon may recommend substituting with larger melons to avoid potential gaps in supply
  • Expect limited supplies and elevated markets to persist for the next two to three weeks

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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