Watermelon — F.o.b.s as of April 15 - The Packer

Watermelon — F.o.b.s as of April 15

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (74-119-249, seedless 73-117-245, seeded 1-2-4) — Movement expected to increase. Trading miniature fairly slow, others active. Prices miniature generally unchanged; 8s higher, others generally unchanged. Cartons red-flesh seedless-type per-pound 4-6s mostly 24 cents, 6s 22-24 cents, 8s mostly 20 cents. Red-flesh seedless-type per pound 24-inch bins approximately 35, 45 and 60 counts mostly 22 cents. Flat cartons red-flesh seedless miniature 6-9s mostly $9.95-10.95. Quality and condition variable.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (180-180-161) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly active, late very active. Available supplies very light. Prices higher. Red-flesh seedless-type per-pound 24-inch bins approximately 35 and 45 counts mostly 26 cents, approximately 60 count 24-26 cents. Quality generally good. Most present shipments from prior bookings and/or previous commitments.

FLORIDA — Shipments (4-20-33, red-flesh seeded 1-4-5, red-flesh seedless 3-16-28) — More growers were expected to start the week of April 15. Sufficient volume for first f.o.b. was expected by April 22.

CENTRAL AMERICAN IMPORTS — Imports (116*-40*-31) — 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 8s higher; 6s unchanged. Flat cartons red-flesh seedless miniature 6s $8, 8s mostly $9-10. Cartons red-flesh seedless 3-5s supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Quality good. *revised.

IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS, CALIF., AND CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA — Harvest in Coachella Valley expected to begin late in the week of April 29, followed by Imperial Valley and western Arizona the week of May 6. Central Arizona harvest expected to begin the week of May 13. Quality expected to be generally good. FIRST REPORT.

LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS — Harvest of hoop-grown watermelons was expected to begin the week of April 22, followed by open-field the week of May 6. Quality expected to be generally good. FIRST REPORT.


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