Watermelon — F.o.b.s as of July 16 - The Packer

Watermelon — F.o.b.s as of July 16

GEORGIA — Shipments (1,155-716-373; red-flesh seedless 1,063-662-343; red-flesh seeded 92-54-30) — Movement expected to decrease as most growers finish for the season. Trading moderate. Prices lower. 24-inch bins per cwt.. Red-flesh seedless 36s supply in too few hands to establish a market. 45s $15-16, 60s $15. Quality generally good.

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (340-256-262, seedless 292-232-245, seeded 48-24-17) — Movement expected about the same. Trading very active. Prices generally unchanged. 24-inch bins per-pound red-flesh seedless-type approximately 35, 45 and 60 counts mostly 18 cents; red-flesh seeded-type approximately 35 and 45 counts mostly 12 cents. Quality generally good.

MISSOURI — Shipments (127-228-261; red-flesh seedless 113-204-224; red-flesh seeded 14-24-37) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading moderate. Prices slightly lower. 24-inch bins per cwt. red-flesh seeded 35s $14-15; red-flesh seedless 36s $15, 45s $16-17 and 60s $16. Quality generally good.

SOUTHWEST INDIANA AND SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS — Shipments (0-24-255; red-flesh seedless 0-19-229; red-flesh seeded 0-5-26) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices lower. 24-inch bins per cwt. red-flesh seedless 45s $17-18, 60s $17. Quality generally good.

TEXAS — Shipments (249-164-145; seedless 215-145-133, seeded 34-19-12) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading moderate. Prices 28 count seeded slightly higher, others generally unchanged. 24-inch bins per-pound red-flesh seedless-type approximately 35 count mostly 14-16 cents, approximately 45 and 60 counts 16-18 cents; seeded-type approximately 28 count 13-15 cents, approximately 35 and 45 counts mostly 14 cents. Quality variable.

NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (20-47*-105; red-flesh seedless 20-42*-102; red-flesh seeded 0-5-13) — Movement expected to increase. Trading fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. 24-inch bins per cwt. red-flesh seeded 35s mostly $15-16; red-flesh seedless 36s mostly $17-18, 45-60s $18-19. Quality generally good. *revised.

CENTRAL ARIZONA — Shipments (AZ 233-75-96, seedless 231-74-96, seeded 2-1-0) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading early moderate, late very active. Prices generally unchanged. Red-flesh seedless-type 24-inch bins per-pound approximately 45 and 60 counts (supplies very light) mostly 18 cents. Quality variable.

DELAWARE, MARYLAND, AND EASTERN SHORE, VA. — Shipments (0-3-41; red-flesh seedless 0-3-38; red-flesh seeded 0-0-3) — Movement expected to increase as more shippers begin the season. Trading moderate. Prices 24-inch bins per cwt. red-flesh seedless 45-60s mostly $18. Quality generally good.

SOUTH CAROLINA — Shipments (191-103-34; red-flesh seedless 171-90-33; red-flesh seeded 20-13-1) — Supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. LAST REPORT.

MICHIGAN — Light shipments expected to start by first week of August. Expect sufficient volume for first f.o.b. by early August.


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