The likelihood of a cantaloupe purchase dropped eight percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012. The likelihood of a cantaloupe purchase increased according to age and generally increased according to income.


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Packer Stories

Southern Corporate Packers increases acreage, adds products


IMMOKALEE, Fla. — Southern Corporate Packers Inc., is increasing acreage, growing some new items and expanding production of a commodity that isn’t widely grown in the fall.

Fiji cantaloupe availability increases


Seed company Hm.Clause is increasing availability of its new Fiji cantaloupe.

Organic melons gain in popularity


More and more consumers seem to be turning to organic produce as they seek more healthful menu options, and the melon category is no exception.

California melon quality high, but markets sluggish


Melon growers in California report outstanding quality but surprisingly tepid demand for some varieties.

Flavor takes center stage at Sakata


WOODLAND, Calif. — Talk to most of the product managers and breeders of Sakata Seed America Inc.’s warm-season crops, and some of the first words out of their mouths will likely be about flavor or taste.

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Market Scope - Cantaloupes — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 20


CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (82-72-171) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading active. Prices higher. Half cartons 9s and 12s mostly $19.95-20.95; oversized ½ cartons 9s (6s) mostly $18.95-20.95. Quality variable.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (3-21-25) — Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices ½ cartons 9s and 12s $20.95-22.95. Quality variable.


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