Watermelon — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 1

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (159-132-90, seedless 155-132-89, seeded 4-0-1) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading early active, late fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. Red-flesh seedless-type 24-inch bins per-pound approximately 45 and 60 counts (light supplies) mostly 17-18 cents. Quality generally good.

TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA — Shipments (TX 82-68-32, seedless 73-63-29, seeded 9-5-3; OK 8-8-2, seedless 7-7-2, seeded 1-1-0) — Movement expected to decrease sharply as most shippers are finished for the season. Supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. Quality variable. Light and sporadic shipments expected to continue through Oct. 13. LAST REPORT.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (seedless 3-4-4, seeded 0-0-0*) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Supplies expected to remain very light and in too few hands to establish a market. Quality variable. The first f.o.b. report is expected to be issued the week of Oct. 15. *less than 50,000 pounds 


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