Watermelon — F.o.b.s as of Jan. 13

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (32-13-61) — Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate for fairly light supplies. Prices red-flesh seedless-type cartons per pound 4s mostly 28 cents, 5s mostly 26-28 cents, 6s mostly 24-26 cents; 24-inch bins per pound approximately 35 and 45 counts mostly 26 cents. Quality variable.

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (31*-61*-58, seedless 3-2*-2; seeded 0-0-0) — Imports via boat from Guatemala. Movement expected to decrease slightly. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Cartons flat red-flesh seedless miniature 6s $10-11, 8s mostly $8-9, 9s mostly $7-8, 10-11s $7-8. Red-flesh seedless cartons 4-5s $20-22.50, 6s $18-18.50. *revised.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (seedless 37-34-39) — Movement expected to increase as more growers begin harvest in Jalisco and Colima. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Quality and condition variable. F.o.b. report was expected to resume the week of Jan. 20.


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