Watermelon — F.o.b.s as of March 24 - The Packer

Watermelon — F.o.b.s as of March 24

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (92-192-293, seedless 91-189-289, seeded 1-3-4) — Movement expected to increase. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. Red-flesh seedless-type cartons per pound 4-5s mostly 20-22 cents, 6s 18-20 cents; 24-inch bins per pound approximately 35 and 45 counts mostly 18-20 cents, approximately 60 count mostly 18 cents. Quality variable.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (95-138-94**) — Movement expected to increase. Trading early fairly slow, late moderate. Prices 6s and 60 count generally unchanged, others lower. Red-flesh seedless-type cartons per pound 4-5s mostly 26 cents, 6s mostly 22-24 cents; 24-inch bins per pound approximately 36 and 45 counts mostly 24 cents, approximately 60 count mostly 20 cents. Quality variable. **data incomplete

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (65-71*-43, seedless 3-4*-3; 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 higher. Cartons flat red-flesh seedless miniature 9s mostly $10.95, 10s mostly $10.95. Red-flesh seedless cartons 4-5s mostly $21; 6s mostly $21. *revised.

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


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