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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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.

Specialty melon varieties fill niche for growers


Retailers and restaurateurs who want to offer customers a unique melon experience look to a number of California Westside melon grower-shippers to fill that niche with a wide selection of specialty melons.

Drought effects minimal for now, growers say


Despite the declaration of a drought emergency by California Gov. Jerry Brown, most California Westside melon growers say they’ll be able to get by this year, and some even have boosted their acreage.

Westside deal could start by 4th of July


Buyers might be able to snap up some high-quality melons out of California’s Westside growing area in time for the Fourth of July.

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


SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (64-139-163) — Movement expected about the same. Trading 5s active at lower prices, others active at slightly lower prices. Prices 5s lower, others slightly lower. 2/3 cartons 5s mostly $8, 6s mostly $9.45-10, 8s mostly $8.45-9. Organic 2/3 cartons 5s $10.95-13, 6s $12.95-13. Quality generally good.


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