Watermelon — F.o.b.s as of Aug. 20 - The Packer

Watermelon — F.o.b.s as of Aug. 20

TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA — Shipments (TX 226-281-282, seedless 210-248-253, seeded 16-33-29; OK 10-12-7, seedless 9-11-7, seeded 1-1-0) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading moderate. Prices seeded 35 count higher, others generally unchanged. 24-inch bins per-pound red-flesh seedless-type approximately 35, 45 and 60 counts mostly 16 cents; seeded-type approximately 28 count 10-12 cents, approximately 35 mostly 14 cents. Quality variable.

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (338-328-268, seedless 330-318-260, seeded 8-10-8) — Movement expected about the same. Trading miniatures moderate, others active. Prices miniature lower, others slightly higher. Red-flesh seedless-type 24-inch bins per-pound approximately 35, 45 and 60 counts 17-18 cents. Red-flesh seedless miniature cartons 8-9s mostly $10-10.50. Quality generally good.

DELAWARE, MARYLAND AND EASTERN SHORE, VA. — Shipments (359-340-259, red-flesh seedless 344-329-255, red-flesh seeded 15-11-4) Movement expected to decrease. Trading fairly slow. Prices slightly lower. 24-inch bins per cwt. red-flesh seedless 36-45s $16-18, 60s $15-17. Quality generally good.

SOUTHWEST INDIANA AND SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS — Shipments (382-307-249, red-flesh seedless 332-269-218, red-flesh seeded 50-38-31) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. 24-inch bins per cwt. red-flesh seeded 35s in too few hands to establish a market; red-flesh seedless 45s $16-17, 60s $14-15. Quality generally good.

NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (145-117-106, red-flesh seedless 124-102-96, red-flesh seeded 21-15-10) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. 24-inch bins per cwt. red-flesh seeded 35s mostly $14; red-flesh seedless 36-45s mostly $16-17, 60s mostly $15-16. Quality generally good.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (33-72-78, red-flesh seedless 25-60-70, red-flesh seeded 8-12-8) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading fairly slow for fairly light supplies. Prices lower. 24-inch bins per cwt. red-flesh seedless 45s $17-18, 60s $15-16. Quality generally good.


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