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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Hail took a bite out of Colorado melons


Watermelons and honeydew in Colorado’s Rocky Ford region, expected to start production around Aug. 5, will take a volume hit from the same hailstorm that wreaked havoc on the larger cantaloupe crop.

Hail damages Rocky Ford melons


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


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


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

Nearly all Westside melon handlers now certified


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.

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Market Scope - Cantaloupe — F.o.b.s as of July 21


SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (240-376-565) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading 9s active, others moderate. Prices higher. Half cartons 9s mostly $7, 12s mostly $6.50-7, 15s mostly $5.50-6, 18s mostly $5-5.50. Organic ½ cartons 9s $12.95-13.95, 12s mostly $12.95. Quality generally good.

NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (31-24-19) — Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Shipments are expected to continue until mid-August.

SOUTHEAST INDIANA AND SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS — Shipments (1-32-75) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. Includes palletizing and cooling. 24-inch bins 80s and 90s mostly $135-140, 110s supplies insufficient to quote. Quality generally good.

GEORGIA — Shipments (140-54-12) — Supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. LAST REPORT.


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