IMMOKALEE, Fla. — Southern Corporate Packers Inc., is increasing acreage, growing some new items and expanding production of a commodity that isn’t widely grown in the fall.
The Giumarra Cos. plans to debut a redesign of its Nature’s Partner brand in October for fall and winter crops such as Mexican melons and Argentinean blueberries.
Kiss melons and finger limes may not seem like a likely pair initially, but Shanley Farms and Sandstone Melon Co. found the match provided a flavorful boost for consumers.
Seed company Hm.Clause is increasing availability of its new Fiji cantaloupe.
Dulcinea Farms, which was acquired by Reedley, Calif.-based Pacific Trellis Fruit earlier this year, will undergo some changes in the coming months.More Packer Stories for Melons
Market Scope - Melons — F.o.b.s as of Aug. 18
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (24-29-24) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices slightly higher. Unofficial prices 2/3 cartons hami 5-6s $10.95-13.25, orange-flesh, galia, juan canary and santa claus 5-6s $8.45-10.95. Quality generally good. Prices from trade sources. No f.o.b. report issued as of Aug. 18 because of supplies in few hands.