Watermelon — F.o.b.s as of Jan. 21

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (63*-81*-73, seedless 2-3*-3; seeded 0-0-0) — Imports via boat from Guatemala. Movement expected to decrease slightly. Port of entry: South Florida. Supply fairly light. Trading active. Prices red-flesh seedless miniatures higher, others much higher. Cartons flat red-flesh seedless miniature 6s mostly $11-13, 8s $10-12.95. Red-flesh seedless cartons 4-5s $26-28. *revised.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (seedless 34-39-37) — Movement expected to increase. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Quality and condition variable. F.o.b. report expected to resume by Jan. 24.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (13-61-34) — Movement expected to increase. Trading early moderate, late fairly active. Supplies light. Prices higher. Red-flesh seedless-type cartons per pound 4-5s mostly 30 cents; 24-inch bins per pound approximately 35 and 45 counts mostly 28 cents. Quality variable.


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