Watermelon — F.o.b.s as of April 1

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (204-200-180) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Red-flesh seedless-type per pound 24-inch bins approximately 35 and 45 counts mostly 22 cents, approximately 60 count mostly 20-22 cents. Quality generally good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (63-53-74, seedless 59-53-73, seeded 4-0-1) — Movement expected to increase. Trading early moderate, late fairly slow. Prices lower. Cartons red-flesh seedless-type per pound 4-5s 24-26 cents, 6s 22-24 cents. Quality and condition variable.

CENTRAL AMERICAN IMPORTS — Imports (62-71*-52) — Imports via boat from Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices 6-8s higher; 3-5s lower flat cartons red-flesh seedless miniature 6-8s $8-9. Cartons red-flesh seedless 3-4s 23-24 cents, 6s 21-22 cents per pound. Quality good. *revised.

FLORIDA — Shipments (0-0-4, red-flesh seeded 0-0-1; red-flesh seedless 0-0-3). Light harvest has begun and is expected to continue until April 11. Sufficient volume for first f.o.b. expected by mid-April.


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