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 took a bite out of Colorado melons

07/31/2014

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

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.

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

2014-07-20

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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