Watermelon — F.o.b.s as of Jan. 27

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (81-87*-59, seedless 3-3-1; 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 slightly higher, others higher. Cartons flat red-flesh seedless miniature 6-8s mostly $12-12.95. Red-flesh seedless cartons 4-5s $28-29. *revised.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (seedless 39-37-30, seedless 39-37-29, seeded 0-0-1) — Movement expected about the same. Supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. Quality and condition variable. Supplies continue to be limited because of rain damage the weeks of Dec. 22 and 29. Distributors expected supplies to increase in late January.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (61-34-24) — Movement expected to increase. Trading active for very light supplies. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Quality variable.


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