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January 31, 2023

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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