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.
Seed company Hm.Clause is increasing availability of its new Fiji cantaloupe.
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.
Melon growers in California report outstanding quality but surprisingly tepid demand for some varieties.
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Market Scope - Cantaloupe — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 14
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (522-260-87) — Movement expected to decrease sharply as most shippers are finished for the season. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Quality variable. Lighter shipments expected to continue through Oct. 18. LAST REPORT.
CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (42-82-72) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading very active for light supplies. Prices much higher. Half cartons 9s and 12s mostly $17.95-18.95; oversized ½ cartons 9s (6s) mostly $17.95-18.95. Quality variable.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (0-3-21) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. Quality variable. The first f.o.b. report is expected to be issued the week of Oct. 27.