Watermelons — F.o.b.s as of Aug. 19

SOUTHWEST INDIANA AND SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS — Shipments (365-487-560 (red-flesh seeded 47-56-34; red-flesh seedless 318-431-526)) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading red-flesh seedless 60s very slow, others fairly slow. Prices red-flesh seedless 45s slightly lower, red-flesh seedless 60s lower. 24-inch bins per-pound. Red-flesh seeded-type 35s supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. Red-flesh seedless-type 45s mostly $.15, 60s mostly 10-11 cents. Quality generally good.

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (274-360-382 (seedless 262- 341-361, seeded 12-19-21)) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices seedless lower, others generally unchanged. 24-inch bins per-pound red-flesh seedless-type about 35-45 counts mostly 18 cents, about  60 count mostly 16 cents; seeded-type about 35-45 counts (supplies light) mostly 12 cents. Organic red-flesh miniature 6-8s 14-16 cents. Quality generally good.

TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA — Shipments (TX 219-303-284 (seedless 191-260-252, seeded 28-43-32), OK 15-17-17 (seedless 12-14-14, seeded 3-3-3)) — Movement expected about the same. Trading slow. Prices lower. 24-inch bin per-pound red-flesh seedless-type about 35-45 counts mostly 16 cents, about 60 count 10-12 cents; red-flesh seeded-type about 28-35 counts mostly 12 cents. Quality variable.

DELAWARE, MARYLAND AND EASTERN SHORE, VA. — Shipments (254-236*- 237 (red-flesh seeded 9-7-7; red-flesh seedless 245-229*-230)) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading red-flesh seedless 60s very slow, others fairly slow. Prices red-flesh seedless 60s much lower, others slightly lower. Prices 24-inch bins per-pound red-flesh seedless 36-45s 16-17 cents, 60s mostly 12 cents. Quality generally good. *revised.

NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (162*-147-116 (red-flesh seeded 15*-15-13; red-flesh seedless 147*-132-103)) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading red-flesh seedless 60s very slow, others fairly slow. Prices red-flesh seeded 35s unchanged, red-flesh seedless 60s much lower, others slightly lower. 24-inch bins per-pound red-flesh seeded 35s 15-16 cents,  red-flesh seedless 36-45s 16-17 cents, 60s mostly 12 cents. Quality generally good. *revised.

MISSOURI — Shipments (263-177-116 (red-flesh seeded 30-18-14; red-flesh seedless 233-159-102)) — Movement expected to decrease as some growers finish for the season. Trading red-flesh seedless 36s and 45s fairly slow, red-flesh seedless 60s slow. Prices red-flesh seedless 60s lower, others slightly lower. 24-inch bins per-pound. Red-flesh seeded-type 35s supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. red-flesh seedless-type 36s 14-15 cents, 45s 13-14 cents, 60s mostly 10 cents. Quality generally good.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (0-5-13 (red-flesh seeded 0-1-4; red-flesh seedless 0-4-9)) — Expect sufficient volume for first f.o.b. Aug. 19-Sept. 1.


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