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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Market Scope - Cantaloupe — F.o.b.s as of April 14


CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (244-111*-223) — Imports via boat from Guatemala and Honduras. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Half cartons 9s mostly $9, 12s mostly $11-12. Oversized ½ cartons 9s (6s) mostly $9-10. Port of entry: Southern California. Supplies light but were expected to increase the week of April 14. Half cartons 9-12s supplies in too few hands to quote. Quality variable. *revised.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (0-0-7) — Movement expected to increase as more growers begin harvest. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Quality variable. The first f.o.b. report was expected to be issued by April 18. FIRST REPORT.

FLORIDA — Light harvest was expected to begin by the week of April 21 with sufficient volume and number of shippers for first f.o.b. report expected by the week of May 5.


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