Watermelon — F.o.b.s as of July 8

GEORGIA — Shipments (503*-1,429*-**, red-flesh seeded 90-145-**, red-flesh seedless 413-1,284*-**) — Report unavailable. *revised. **unavailable.

SOUTH CAROLINA — Shipments (33-130-104, red-flesh seeded 1-5-15, red-flesh seedless 32-125-89) — Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices red-flesh seedless lower. 24-inch bins per-pound red-flesh seeded-type 35s mostly 13-14 cents. Red-flesh seedless-type 36s mostly 14-15 cents, 45-60s mostly 15 cents. Quality generally good.

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (303-369-394, seedless 271-331-361, seeded 32-38-33) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading very active. Prices seedless higher, seeded slightly higher. 24-inch bins per pound red-flesh seedless-type approximately 35-60 counts mostly 20 cents; red-flesh seeded-type approximately 35 and 45 counts 12-14 cents. Quality generally good.

TEXAS — Shipments (190-195-245, seedless 162-160-213, seeded 28-35-32) — Movement expected to increase. Trading early moderate, late slow. Prices 60 count slightly lower, others much lower. 24-inch bin per pound red-flesh seedless-type approximately 35 and 45 counts mostly 19-20 cents, approximately 60 count mostly 16 cents. Quality generally good.

IMPERIAL VALLEY, CALIF., AND CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (AZ 252-293-124, seedless 238-286-118, seeded 14-7-6; CA 29-44-21, seedless 29-44-21, seeded 0-0-0) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading early very active, late active. Prices 35 count higher, others slightly higher. 24-inch bins per pound red-flesh seedless-type approximately 35-60 counts mostly 18 cents. Quality variable.

NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (0-0-23, red-flesh seeded 0-0-2, red-flesh seedless 0-0-21) — Light movement expected to increase as more shippers are expected to begin the week of July 8. Sufficient volume and number of shippers for first f.o.b. report were expected the week of July 8.

MISSOURI — Shipments (0-0-3, red-flesh seeded 0-0-0, red-flesh seedless 0-0-3) — Light harvest has begun. Sufficient volume for first f.o.b. was expected by the week of July 15.

DELAWARE, MARYLAND AND EASTERN SHORE, VA. — Light harvest expected to start by July 22 with sufficient volume and number of shippers for first f.o.b. by week of July 15. FIRST REPORT.


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