CANTALOUPE

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

Hail damages Rocky Ford melons

07/23/2014

About 95 acres of cantaloupes from Colorado’s Rocky Ford region were destroyed in a hailstorm July 16.

California melons find sweet spot in restaurants

07/18/2014

Many Westside California melon grower-shippers have found the processing market to be a solid outlet for their product.

Contest highlights cantaloupe board’s food safety efforts

07/10/2014

The Dinuba-based California Cantaloupe Advisory Board has launched the Summertime Yum & Cantaloupe Fun online sweepstakes to draw people to its redesigned website, www.californiacantaloupes.com, and social media.

Nearly all Westside melon handlers now certified

06/25/2014

As California’s Westside cantaloupe industry kicks off its second season under a stringent safety inspection program, nearly all of the state’s cantaloupe handlers have received the required certification, said John Gilstrap, manager of the Dinuba-based California Cantaloupe Advisory Board.

Specialty melon varieties fill niche for growers

06/20/2014

Retailers and restaurateurs who want to offer customers a unique melon experience look to a number of California Westside melon grower-shippers to fill that niche with a wide selection of specialty melons.

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

2014-07-13

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (99-240-376) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading moderate. Prices much lower. Half cartons 9s mostly $5.50-6, 12s mostly $6-6.50. Organic ½ cartons 9s and 12s mostly $8.95-10.95. Quality generally good.

IMPERIAL AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF., AND CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (AZ 280-252-105, CA 104-99-38) — Movement expected to decrease sharply as most shippers are finished for the season. Remaining supplies in very few hands and expected to be light through the end of summer. Quality generally good. LAST REPORT.

GEORGIA — Shipments (148-140-54) — Movement expected to decrease as more shippers finish the season. Trading moderate. Prices slightly lower. Includes palletizing and cooling. 24-inch bins athena-type 110-120s mostly $120. Quality generally good.

SOUTHEAST INDIANA AND SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS — Shipments (0-1*-32) — Movement expected to increase. Trading fairly active. 24-inch bins 80s $125-140, 90s $135-145. Includes palletizing and cooling. Quality generally good. *revised.

NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (13-31-24) — Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.

 


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