Cantaloupes — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 9

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (433-422-309) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading 9-12s active, 15s active at slightly lower prices. Prices 9s higher, 12s slightly higher, 15s slightly lower. Supplies light. Half cartons 9s mostly $9-9.50, 12s mostly $8-9, 15s mostly $7-7.50. Quality generally good.

CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (69-71-91) — Movement in central Arizona expected to increase seasonally. Trading early moderate, late active. Available supplies are very light and insufficient to establish a market. Prices from Oct. 5, ½ cartons 9-12s $10.95-11. Quality generally good. Most present shipments from prior bookings and/or previous commitments. Harvest in western Arizona expected to begin the week of Oct. 15.


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