Watermelon — F.o.b.s as of May 27

FLORIDA — Shipments (471-866-1,099, red-flesh seeded 67-116-188; red-flesh seedless 402-750-911, organic 2-0-0) — Movement expected to slightly decrease. Trading red-flesh seedless 36s and 45s fairly active, others moderate. Prices generally unchanged. 24-inch bins per pound red-flesh seeded-type 35s 15-16 cents; red-flesh seedless-type 36s 22-24 cents, 45s 21-22 cents, 60s 17-18 cents. Quality generally good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (778-568-571, seedless 768-563-556, seeded 10-5-15) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Red-flesh seedless-type 24-inch bins per pound approximately 35 to 60 counts mostly 19-20 cents, 75-80s mostly 12 cents. Quality and condition variable.

IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS, CALIF., AND CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (AZ seedless 15-34-102, CA 41-206-135, seedless 39-189-124, seeded 2-17-11) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading early very active, late moderate. Prices 60 count much lower, others lower. Red-flesh seedless-type 24-inch bins per pound approximately 35 and 45 counts mostly 22 cents, 60 counts 16-18 cents. Quality generally good.

LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS — Shipments (0-52-206, seedless 0-52-205, seeded 0-0-1) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading moderate. Prices red-flesh seedless-type per pound 24-inch bins approximately 35 and 45 counts mostly 22 cents, approximately 60 count (supplies heavy) 18 cents. Quality variable.

SOUTH CAROLINA — Light shipments expected to begin by week of June 9 with sufficient volume and number of shippers for first f.o.b. report by week of June 16. FIRST REPORT.


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