Watermelon — F.o.b.s as of June 17

FLORIDA — Shipments (842-914-1,143, red-flesh seeded 136-182-219, red-flesh seedless 706-732-924) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices slightly lower. 24-inch bins per pound red-flesh seeded-type 28s 12-13 cents, 35s 15 cents; red-flesh seedless-type 36s 22 cents, 45s 20-21 cents, 60s 15-16 cents. Quality generally good.

IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS, CALIF., AND CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (AZ 71-234-253, seedless 64-230-239, seeded 7-4-14; CA 189-112-70, seedless 171-109-70, seeded 18-3-0) — Movement expected about the same in Arizona and decrease seasonally in California. Trading active. Prices 35 count generally unchanged, others slightly higher. 24-inch bins per pound red-flesh seedless-type approximately 35 and 45 counts mostly 16 cents, approximately 60 count 12-14 cents. Quality variable.

LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS — Shipments (185**-292*-247, seedless 167-268-223, seeded 18-24-24) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading fairly slow. Supplies seedless 60 count heavy, 35 count very light, others light. Prices seedless 35 count higher because of light supplies; seedless 60 count generally unchanged from market high on June 13; others generally unchanged. 24-inch bin per pound red-flesh seedless-type approximately 35 count 24-26 cents, approximately 45 count mostly 24 cents, approximately 60 count 14-16 cents; seeded-type approximately 35 count mostly 20 cents, approximately 45 count mostly 16 cents. Quality generally good. **revised *added

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (412-272-188, seedless 411-270-185, seeded 1-2-3) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. Quality and condition variable. Light and sporadic supplies were expected to continue through June 22. LAST REPORT.

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (31-64-146, seedless 27-57-135, seeded 4-7-11) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading fairly active at slightly lower prices. Prices slightly lower. 24-inch bins per pound red-flesh seedless-type approximately 35 and 45 counts 16-18 cents, approximately 60 count mostly 15-16 cents. Quality generally good.

GEORGIA — Shipments (0-0-38, red-flesh seeded 0-0-8, red-flesh seedless 0-0-30) — Movement expected to increase for light supplies. Trading moderate. 24-inch bins per pound red-flesh seedless-type 45s 20-21 cents, 60s 16 cents. Quality generally good.

SOUTH CAROLINA — Light movement was expected to start by June 22 with sufficient volume and number of shippers for first f.o.b. report by week of June 23.

NORTH CAROLINA — Light movement expected to start by the week of July 1 with sufficient volume and number of shippers for first f.o.b. report by week of July 7. FIRST REPORT.


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