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November 17, 2022

Cantaloupe and honeydew supplies are tightening; Prices will strengthen over the next few weeks. Markon First Crop Cantaloupes and Honeydews are extremely limited; packer label is being substituted as needed.


  • The domestic honeydew season has finished; growers in Northern Mexico are moving into their winter fields
  • Offshore supplies are expected to start shipping the last week of November
  • Mexican quality is fair; ground spotting and wind scarring are occasional issues


  • The domestic cantaloupe season will end in the next two weeks
  • Mexican supplies will ship through mid-December
  • The offshore season has started in a light way with Guatemalan cantaloupe (into Florida); rising ocean freight costs are reducing overall shipments of offshore melons to West Coast ports
  • Quality is fair out of all current growing regions

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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