Watermelon — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 24 - The Packer

Watermelon — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 24

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (172-159-132, seedless 168-155-132, seeded 4-4-0) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading active for light supplies. Prices higher. Red-flesh seedless-type 24-inch bins per-pound approximately 45 and 60 counts mostly 17-18 cents.  Quality generally good.

SOUTHWEST INDIANA AND SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS — Shipments (133-115-84, red-flesh seedless 118-107-78, red-flesh seeded 15-8-6) — Movement expected to decrease as season ends. Supply insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. LAST REPORT.

TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA — Shipments (TX 137-82-68, seedless 122-73-63, seeded 15-9-5; OK 9-8-8, seedless 8-7-7, seeded 1-1-1) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally as some shippers are finished for the season. Trading moderate. Prices higher. 24-inch bins per-pound red-flesh seedless-type approximately 35 and 45 counts mostly 18 cents, approximately 60 count mostly 16-18 cents. Quality variable.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings seedless (0-3-4) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Supplies expected to remain very light and in too few hands to establish a market until mid-October. Quality generally good. The first f.o.b. report is expected to be issued the week of Oct. 15.


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