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November 11, 2022

Watermelon demand is currently exceeding available supplies out of Northern Mexico. Weather has been factor.

  • Cold weather in the main growing region of Sonora, Mexico is slowing plant growth and hindering production
  • Supplies are extremely limited; growers are struggling to fill full truckloads
  • Fall weather is causing shorter days and cooler temperatures are leading to lower-quality melons
    • Recent rains in the region caused vine disease, further lowering yields
    • Expect lower sugar content, lighter colored melons
  • Elevated markets and tight supplies will persist through November (until offshore melons enter the market this winter)

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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