Florida watermelon shipments begin early

04/18/2012 06:15:00 AM
Doug Ohlemeier

On April 16, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported 24-inch bins per cwt. of red flesh seedless from south Florida selling for $28-30 for 45s and 60s selling for $28.

That’s higher than last year when the USDA in its first season report in late April reported 36s and 45s selling for $19-20 with 60s fetching $16-18.

In mid-April, the USDA reported 24-inch bins of 35, 45 and 60 counts from Mexico crossing into Texas selling for 28-30 cents a pound.

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Florida  |  April, 18, 2012 at 11:09 AM

This is great news. We need the farmers markets and florida retailers to get them quick. I just bought one from Guatamala and it was pale inside with no flavor. Cant wait for USA watermelons. They are so much sweeter and juicier than imports.

Waynesboro, Ms  |  May, 22, 2013 at 10:31 AM

Good looking watermelons, I want sell watermelons on the side of the rood, wishing I could get some of them to Ms some how and get jump start on sales.

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