Watermelon — F.o.b.s as of June 3 - The Packer

Watermelon — F.o.b.s as of June 3

FLORIDA — Shipments (562-1,010-842, red-flesh seeded 114-194-136, red-flesh seedless 445-816-706) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading seedless 36 count active, 45 count moderate, others fairly slow. Prices seedless 36 count higher, others lower. 24-inch bins per pound red-flesh seeded-type 28s 14-15 cents, 35s 15-16 cents; red-flesh seedless-type 36s 22-24 cents, 45 count 20-22 cents, 60 count 14-16 cents. Quality generally good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (748-666-412, seedless 742-663-411, seeded 6-3-1) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading 75-80s very slow, others slow. Prices lower. Red-flesh seedless-type per pound 24-inch bins approximately 35 and 40 counts 14-16 cents, approximately 60 count 10-12 cents, 75-80s mostly 6-8 cents. Quality variable.

IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS, CALIF., AND CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (CA 122-217-189, seedless 107-186-171, seeded 15-31-18; AZ 31-59-71, seedless 31-54-64, seeded 0-5-7) — Movement expected to increase slightly in Arizona and remain about the same in California. Trading seedless moderate, seeded very slow. Prices seedless 35 count slightly lower, miniature generally unchanged, others lower. 24-inch bins per-pound red-flesh seedless-type approximately 35 count 18-20 cents, approximately 45 count 16-18 cents, approximately 60 count mostly 14 cents; red-flesh seeded-type approximately 35 and 45 counts mostly 10 cents. Cartons red-flesh seedless miniature 6s $10.95-12, 8-9s $10.95-11.95. Quality generally good.

LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS — Shipments (337-381-170, seedless 303-350-152, seeded 34-31-18) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late slow. Supplies seedless 35 count very light, others light. Prices seeded 28-35 counts generally unchanged, seedless 60 count much lower, others lower. 24-inch bins per pound red-flesh seedless-type approximately 35 count mostly 25-26 cents, 45 count mostly 24 cents, approximately 60 count mostly 16 cents; seeded-type approximately 28-35 counts 20-22 cents, approximately 45 count mostly 16-18 cents. Quality generally good.

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (0-0-31, seedless 0-0-27, seeded 0-0-4) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading active. Prices 24-inch bins per pound red-flesh seedless-type approximately 35 and 45 counts mostly 21-22 cents, approximately 60 count mostly 20 cents. Quality generally good.

GEORGIA — Light movement expected to start by the week of June 17. Expect sufficient volume for first f.o.b. by the week of June 24. FIRST REPORT.

SOUTH CAROLINA — Light movement expected to start by the week of June 17 with sufficient volume and number of shippers for first f.o.b. report by week of June 17. FIRST REPORT.


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