Watermelon — F.o.b.s as of June 25 - The Packer

Watermelon — F.o.b.s as of June 25

GEORGIA — Shipments (605-1,060-1,602; red-flesh seedless 511-925-1,443; red-flesh seeded 94-135-159) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading red-flesh seedless 60 count very active, red-flesh seedless 36 count fairly slow, others moderate. Prices red-flesh seeded 35 count and red-flesh seedless 60 count slightly higher, red-flesh seedless 36 count lower, others generally unchanged. 24-inch bins per cwt. red-flesh seeded 35s $13-14; red-flesh seedless 36s $13-14, 45s $16-17, 60s $17-18. Quality generally good.

IMPERIAL VALLEY, CALIF., AND CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA* — Shipments (AZ 174-278-359, seedless 174-272-351, seeded 0-6-8; CA 208-126-54, seedless 200-122-54, seeded 8-4-0) — Movement expected about the same in central Arizona and to decrease in other areas. Trading 60 count active, 35 count slow, 45 count moderate. Prices 35 count slightly lower, others higher. Red-flesh seedless-type 24-inch bins per-pound approximately 35 count mostly 14 cents, approximately 45 count 16-18 cents, approximately 60 count (supplies very light) mostly 18 cents. Quality generally good. *revised

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (17-85-294, seedless 17-70-252, seeded 0-15-42) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading seedless 45 count fairly active at slightly lower prices, 60 count fairly active, others moderate. Prices seedless 35 count lower, 60 count generally unchanged, others slightly lower. 24-inch bins per-pound red-flesh seedless-type approximately 35 count (supplies fairly heavy) mostly 16 cents, approximately 45 count 16-18 cents, approximately 60 count mostly 18 cents; red-flesh seeded-type approximately 35 and 45 counts mostly 12 cents. Quality generally good.

TEXAS — Shipments (300-211-206, seedless 279-184-190, seeded 21-27-16) — Movement expected about the same. Trading seedless moderate, seeded slow. Supplies fairly light. Prices seedless 60 count higher, seedless 45 count generally unchanged, others lower. Red-flesh seedless-type per-pound 24-inch bins approximately 35 count 18-20 cents, approximately 45 and 60 counts mostly 20 cents. Red-flesh seeded-type per-pound 24-inch bins approximately 28, 35 and 45 counts mostly 14 cents. Quality variable.

SOUTH CAROLINA — Shipments (11-29-147; red-flesh seedless 7-21-133; red-flesh seeded 4-8-14) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading red-flesh seedless 36s moderate, others active. Prices 24-inch bins per cwt. red-flesh seeded 35s $14; red-flesh seedless 36s mostly $16-17, 45-60s mostly $17-18. Quality good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (317-178-60, seedless 309-177-60, seeded 8-1-0*) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. Quality and condition variable. Light and sporadic crossings were expected to continue through the week of June 25. *less than 50,000 pounds. LAST REPORT.

ALL FLORIDA DISTRICTS — Shipments (525-223-54; red-flesh seedless 443-187-46; red-flesh seeded 82-36-8) —

NORTH FLORIDA — Movement expected to decrease as growers finish for the season. Supply insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. LAST REPORT.

MISSOURI — Shipments (0-0-18; red-flesh seedless 0-0-13; red-flesh seeded 0-0-5) — Light shipments have begun with sufficient volume and numbers of shippers expected for first f.o.b. report the week of June 25.

NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (0-0-0) — Light shipments have begun with sufficient volume and number of shippers expected for first f.o.b. report by week of July 2. Quality good.


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