Watermelons – F.o.b.s as of March 3

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (56-74-70) — Movement expected to increase. Trading early fairly slow, late slow. Prices much lower. Red-flesh seedless-type cartons per pound 4s mostly 38-40 cents, 5s mostly 38 cents. Quality variable.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (45-64-71, seedless 44-63-69, seeded 1-1-2) — Movement expected to increase as harvest begins in Guaymas, Mexico. Trading slow. Prices much lower. Red-flesh seedless-type cartons per pound 4-5s mostly 28-30 cents, 6s 24-26 cents. Quality variable.

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (81-59*-23, seedless 1-3*-4; seeded 0-0-0) — Imports via boat from Guatemala and Honduras. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices 4s and 5s lower; others higher Cartons flat red-flesh seedless miniature 6-8s $14.95, 9s mostly $13.95. Red-flesh seedless cartons 4-5s mostly $32-33. *revised.


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