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January 17, 2023

Central American cantaloupe and honeydew melon supplies are limited due to reduced shipments to the West Coast; prices are elevated.


  • Imported cantaloupes are shipping out of Guatemala, Honduras, and Costa Rica
  • West Coast availability is being hampered by higher freight costs, driving up markets
  • Quality is fair in all regions; bruising and overripened fruit are occasional issues being caused by long travel times
  • 15-count melons are snug; substituting 12-count fruit is suggested
  • Prices are expected to rise this week due to reduced availability


  • Imported honeydew orders are shipping from Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, and Mexico
  • West Coast availability is low; higher freight costs are driving up markets
  • Overall quality is fair; ground spotting, wind scarring, and bruising are occasional issues due to increased travel times
  • Expect higher prices this week

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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