Melons

MELONS

 


Packer Stories

Fiji cantaloupe availability increases

09/02/2014

Seed company Hm.Clause is increasing availability of its new Fiji cantaloupe.

Dulcinea Farms manager to leave; other changes planned

08/20/2014

Dulcinea Farms, which was acquired by Reedley, Calif.-based Pacific Trellis Fruit earlier this year, will undergo some changes in the coming months.

Organic melons gain in popularity

08/20/2014

More and more consumers seem to be turning to organic produce as they seek more healthful menu options, and the melon category is no exception.

California melon quality high, but markets sluggish

08/19/2014

Melon growers in California report outstanding quality but surprisingly tepid demand for some varieties.

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.

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Market Scope - Melons — F.o.b.s as of Aug. 18

2014-08-17

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.

 


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