WATERMELONS

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.

 

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Packer Stories

Melon marketing business updates

04/18/2014

Business updates on melon grower-shippers

Melons follow fresh-cut trend

04/18/2014

Melon grower-shippers report the fresh-cut category is growing.

Watermelon board plans promos

04/18/2014

The National Watermelon Promotion Board has a full schedule of promotions already lined up.

Melon marketers promote local fruit

04/18/2014

Locally grown efforts are important for Texas melon grower-shippers.

Shippers expect strong season

04/18/2014

Shippers say the spring and summer melon season should be solid.

More Packer Stories for Watermelons

 

 

Market Scope - Watermelon — F.o.b.s as of April 14

2014-04-13

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (416-623-706, seedless 414-622-704, seeded 2-1-2) — Movement expected about the same. Trading approximately 35 to 60 counts fairly active, 75-80s moderate, Miniature slow. Prices bins higher, miniature 6s lower, others generally unchanged. Red-flesh seedless-type 24-inch bins per pound approximately 35, 45 and 60 counts mostly 14 cents, 75-80s mostly 10 cents; red-flesh seedless miniature flat cartons 6s (supplies heavy) $4-6, 8-9s mostly $8. Quality variable.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (190-211*-202**) — Movement expected to increase. Trading fairly active at lower prices. Prices lower. Red-flesh seedless-type 24-inch bins per pound approximately 36 and 45 counts mostly 20 cents, approximately 60 count mostly 18 cents. Quality variable. *revised **data incomplete

FLORIDA — Shipments (1-38-110, red-flesh seeded 0-12-28; red-flesh seedless 1-25-82) — Movement expected to increase. Trading fairly active. 24-inch bins per pound red-flesh seeded-type 35s 20-22 cents; red-flesh seedless-type 45s 23-24 cents, 60s 23-24 cents. Quality generally good.

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (65-53*-51, seedless 5-8*-4; seeded 0-0-0) — Imports via boat from Guatemala and Honduras. Movement expected to be about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Supply fairly light. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons flat red-flesh seedless miniature 6-8s $10-10.95. Red-flesh seedless cartons 4s mostly $13-14, 5s mostly $14-15. *revised.

 


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