While the likelihood of a watermelon purchase spiked last year, this year the likelihood of purchase fell seven percentage points, putting it closer to 2010 levels.
NOGALES, Ariz. — GreenZen LLC is distributing its own produce for the first time this year.
Cool weather has slowed watermelon production in Mexico, and volumes won’t likely start to ramp up until late February or March.
SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference, featuring seminars on the Affordable Care Act and food safety, attracted a record number of attendees.
SAVANNAH, Ga. — On Jan. 10, the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association elected and re-elected officers at the group’s 2015 Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference.
Vida Fresh Inc., Morro Bay, Calif., has added an organic watermelon — dubbed Miel Heart — to its fresh produce offerings.More Packer Stories for Watermelons
Market Scope - Watermelon — F.o.b.s as of Jan. 20
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (seedless 48-60-34) — Movement expected to increase. Trading early fairly slow, late very slow. Prices lower. Red-flesh seedless-type cartons per pound 4-5s mostly 40-42 cents, 6s 36-38 cents. Quality and condition variable.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (77-70-27) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading slow. Prices lower. Cartons per pound red-flesh seedless types 4s and 5s mostly 40-42 cents, 6s 40-42 cents. Quality variable.
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