Martori Farms will ship a specialty melon in higher volumes this summer.
In its advertisements, winemaker Paul Masson used to boast, “We’ll sell no wine before its time.”
Although the new, mandatory California cantaloupe food safety rule became effective earlier this year, retailers and consumers won’t notice anything outwardly different about California cantaloupes this season.
WOODLAND, Calif. — Vegetable breeders for St. Louis-based Monsanto Co. have taken what they’ve learned about the complex genetics behind tomato flavor and have begun applying it to melon breeding.
Not knowing what your water supplies are going to be from year to year has challenged California Westside grower-shippers, who say it complicates cropping decisions.More Packer Stories for Melons
Market Scope - Melons — F.o.b.s as of June 10
IMPERIAL AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF., AND CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (CA 19-18-19, AZ 19-17-20) — Movement expected to decrease in Imperial Valley and western Arizona, and remain about the same in all other areas. Trading active at lower prices. Prices lower. Unofficial prices 2/3 cartons 5-6s crenshaw and casaba $8.95-12.95, galia and santa claus $8.45-9.45, juan canary and orange-flesh $8.45-9.45, one-label $12.95, sharyln $12.95. Quality generally good. Prices from trade sources. No f.o.b. report expected to be issued as supplies are mixed and in few hands.