Watermelons — F.o.b.s as of March 31

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (192-293-416, seedless 189-289-414, seeded 3-4-2) — Movement expected to increase. Trading early fairly slow, late slow. Prices lower. Red-flesh seedless-type cartons per pound 4-5s mostly 18-20 cents, 6s mostly 18 cents; 24-inch bins per pound approximately 35, 45 and 60 counts mostly 16 cents, approximately 60 count mostly 14 cents; red-flesh seedless miniature flat cartons 6s mostly $8-10. Quality variable.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (143*-158*-176) — Movement expected to increase. Trading 6s and 60 count moderate, others fairly slow. Prices 60 count generally unchanged, others lower. Red-flesh seedless-type cartons per pound 4-5s 24-26 cents, 6s 22 cents; 24-inch bins per pound approximately 36 and 45 counts 22 cents, approximately 60 count mostly 20 cents. Quality variable. *revised.

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (85*-60*-38, seedless 4-3-3, seeded 0-0-0) — Imports via boat from Guatemala and Honduras. Movement expected to decrease slightly. Port of entry: South Florida. Supplies fairly light. Trading moderate. Prices red-flesh seedless miniature generally unchanged, others lower. Cartons flat red-flesh seedless miniature 6s mostly $10.95, 8s mostly $12.95. Red-flesh seedless cartons 4-5s mostly $19-20. *revised.

FLORIDA — Shipments (0-0-1, red-flesh seeded 0-0-0, red-flesh seedless 0-0-0) — Light harvest has begun and was expected continue through April 9. Expect sufficient volume for first f.o.b. by the week of April 14.


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