Watermelon — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 9

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (132-90-73, seedless 132-89-72, seeded 0-1-1) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading early fairly active, late active. Prices higher. Red-flesh seedless-type 24-inch bins per-pound approximately 45 and 60 counts (light supplies) mostly 18-20 cents. Quality generally good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (seedless 4-4-12, seeded 0-0-0*) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading fairly active for light supplies. Unofficial prices red-flesh seedless-type cartons per-pound 4-5s 26-28 cents. Quality variable. Prices from trade sources. No f.o.b. report issued as of Oct. 8. 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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