Watermelon — F.o.b.s as of April 16

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (132-264-284, seedless 126-258-269, seeded 6-6-15) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading 75-80s moderate, others fairly active at lower prices. Prices lower. Red-flesh seedless-type 24-inch bins approximately 35 count and 45 count 20-22 cents, 60 count mostly 20 cents, 75-80s mostly 14 cents. Quality and condition variable.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (183-161-181) — Movement expected about the same. Trading active at lower prices. Prices lower. Red-flesh seedless-type per-pound 24-inch bins approximately 35 and 45 counts mostly 28 cents, approximately 60 count mostly 26 cents; cartons (supplies light) 4-6s 28-30 cents. Quality generally good.

FLORIDA — Shipments (14-37-98, red-flesh seedless 10-26-78; red-flesh seeded 4-11-20) — Movement expected to increase. Trading active. 24-inch bins per cwt. red-flesh seedless-type 45s $28-30, 60s $28. Quality generally good.

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (82*-34*-17, seedless 23-15*4-3; seeded 0-0-0) — Imports via boat from Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: south Florida. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Cartons flat red-flesh seedless miniature 5-6s $9-10, 8s $10, 9-10s $11-12. Red-flesh seedless-type 65- to 69-pound cartons 3-5s mostly 24-26 cents per pound. Quality good. *revised.


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