Cantaloupe and honeydew markets remain elevated; Central American supplies are especially tight on the West Coast due to reduced shipments.
- Imported stocks are shipping out of Guatemala, Honduras, and Costa Rica
- West Coast vessel arrivals are being impacted by higher freight costs, driving up prices
- Availability is slightly better on the East Coast and in Texas; markets are lower
- Quality is fair out of all growing regions; bruising and over ripen fruit are occasional issues being caused by long travel times
- Expect tight supplies and high prices into March (when Mexico’s spring season starts)
- Imported honeydew orders are shipping from Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, and Mexico
- West Coast availability is low; higher freight costs are pushing up markets
- East Coast supplies are more readily available with slightly lower pricing
- Mexican melons (crossing into Nogales, Arizona) are tight; expect higher markets
- Overall quality is fair out of all regions; ground spotting, wind scarring, and bruising are occasional issues due to increased travel times
- Expect elevated markets and tight stocks until production increases in Mexico in March
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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