Melons — F.o.b.s as of June 17

IMPERIAL AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF., AND CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (CA 18-19-21, AZ 17-20-14) — Movement expected about the same. Trading active at lower prices. Prices lower. Unofficial prices 2/3 cartons 5-6s lemon drop $7.50-8, golden dew $7.50-8.45, hami $10.95-12.95, crenshaw and santa claus $7.95-8.95, juan canary, orange-flesh, casaba, galia and sharyln $7.95-8.95, one-label $10.95-12.95. Quality generally good. Prices from trade sources. No f.o.b. report expected to be issued as supplies are mixed and in few hands.

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Harvest was expected to begin the week of June 17. Shipments were expected to remain light and in very few hands until the week of June 24, when most shippers expected to be fully underway. Quality expected to be generally good. FIRST REPORT.


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