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 - Cantaloupes — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 29
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (570-529-522) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading 9s active, 12s active at slightly lower prices, 15s slow, 18s very slow. Prices 9s slightly higher, others slightly lower. Half cartons 9s mostly $8.50-9, 12s mostly $7.50-8, 15s mostly $6-6.50, 18s mostly $4.50-5. Quality variable.
CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (0-0-42) — Movement in central Arizona expected to increase seasonally. Trading active. Prices ½ cartons 9s $10.50-10.95. Quality variable. Western Arizona harvest is expected to begin the week of Oct. 13.