Watermelon — F.o.b.s as of June 24

FLORIDA — Shipments (915*-1,159*-888, red-flesh seeded 182-219-144, red-flesh seedless 733*-940*-744) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading moderate. Prices seeded higher, seedless 36s lower, 45-60s higher. 24-inch bins per pound red-flesh seeded-type 28s 15 cents, 35s 15-16 cents; red-flesh seedless-type 36s 20-22 cents, 45s 20-22 cents, 60s 16-18 cents. Quality generally good. *revised.

GEORGIA — Shipments (0-40*-474, red-flesh seeded 0-8-90, red-flesh seedless 0-32*-384) — Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. 24-inch bins per pound red-flesh seedless-type 36s 22 cents, 45s 20-22 cents, 60s 16-17 cents. Red-flesh seeded-type 28s 11-12 cents, 35s 15-17 cents, 45s 10-13 cents. Quality generally good. *revised.

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (64-146-303, seedless 57-135-271, seeded 7-11-32) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading seedless 45 and 60 counts active, others moderate. Prices seedless 45 count slightly higher, 60 count higher, others generally unchanged. 24-inch bins per-pound red-flesh seedless-type approximately 35 count 16-18 cents, approximately 45 count mostly 17-18 cents, approximately 60 count 16-18 cents; seeded-type approximately 35 and 45 counts mostly 11-13 cents. Quality generally good.

IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS, CALIF., AND CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (AZ 234-253-252, seedless 230-239-238, seeded 4-14-14; CA 112-70-29, seedless 109-70-29, seeded 3-0-0) — Movement expected about the same in Arizona and decrease seasonally in California. Trading 35 count moderate, others active. Prices 45 count slightly higher, 60 count much higher, 35 count generally unchanged. 24-inch bins per pound red-flesh seedless-type approximately 35 count mostly 16 cents, approximately 45 count 16-18 cents, approximately 60 count mostly 16 cents. Quality variable.

LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS — Shipments (292-247-190, seedless 268-223-162, seeded 24-24-28) — Movement expected to decrease as production in the Lower Rio Grande Valley finishes. Trading fairly slow for very light supplies. Prices 35 count lower, others generally unchanged. 24-inch bin per pound red-flesh seedless-type approximately 35 and 45 counts mostly 24 cents, approximately 60 count 14-16 cents. Quality generally good. East, central and West Texas and Winter Garden growing areas were expected to begin harvest the week of July 1.

SOUTH CAROLINA — Shipments (0-0-33, red-flesh seeded 0-0-1, red-flesh seedless 0-0-32) — Movement expected to increase. Trading active. 24-inch bins per pound red-flesh seedless-type 45s mostly 20-21 cents, 60s mostly 15-16 cents. Quality generally good.

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


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