Watermelons — F.o.b.s as of March 17

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (71-92-192 (seedless 69-91-189, seeded 2-1-3)) — Movement expected to increase. Trading early moderate, late fairly slow. Prices lower. Red-flesh seedles-type cartons per-pound 4-5s 22-24 cents, 6s mostly 20 cents, 8s 16-18 cents, 24-inch bins per-pound 35- 45 counts 20-22 cents, about 60 count 18-20 cents. Quality variable.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (70-95-138) — Movement expected to increase. Trading early moderate, late fairly slow. Prices cartons 6s much lower, 4-5s lower. Red-flesh seedles-type cartons per-pound 4-5s mostly 28 cents, 6s mostly 22-24 cents; 24-inch bins per-pound about 36-45 counts mostly 26 cents, about 60 count mostly 20 cents. Quality variable.

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (51*-65*-67 (seedless 4-3*-2; 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 lower. Cartons flat red-flesh seedless Miniature 9s mostly $10-11.9.50, 10s mostly $9-10. Red-flesh seedless cartons 4-5s mostly $19-20; 6s mostly $14-15. *revised.

FLORIDA — Light harvest expected by April 11. Expect sufficient volume for first f.o.b. by April 16. FIRST REPORT.


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