The likelihood of a honeydew purchase fell five percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012, putting purchases at nearly the same level as 2010.


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Market Scope - Honeydew — F.o.b.s as of Jan. 20


CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (56-61*-26) — Imports via boat from Guatemala. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading very active for limited supply. Prices higher. 2/3 cartons 5-8s mostly $19.95-20.95. Quality good. *revised.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (9-21-19) — Movement expected to increase. Supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. The f.o.b. report is interrupted because of a harvest gap. The report was expected to resume the week of Jan. 19. Quality and condition variable.


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