Watermelon — F.o.b.s as of June 9

FLORIDA — Shipments (1,099-1,083-1,068, red-flesh seeded 188-164-176; red-flesh seedless 911-919-892) — Movement expected to slightly decrease as few growers finish for the season. Trading active. Prices red-flesh seeded 35s and red-flesh seedless 60s slightly higher, others generally unchanged. 24-inch bins per pound red-flesh seeded-type 35s 14-15 cents; red-flesh seedless-type 36s 21-22 cents, 45s 21-22 cents, 60s 14-16 cents. Quality generally good.

LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS — Shipments (206-293-509, seedless 205-278-465, seeded 1-15-44) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading fairly slow. Prices 60 count lower, others much lower. Red-flesh seedless-type per pound 24-inch bins approximately 35 and 45 counts mostly 16-18 cents, approximately 60 count (supplies heavy) 10-12 cents. Quality variable.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (571-434-303, seedless 556-423-300, seeded 15-11-3) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading 45 count moderate, others slow. Prices 45 count generally unchanged, others lower. Red-flesh seedless-type 24-inch bins per pound approximately 45 count mostly 14 cents, approximately 60 count 10-12 cents, 75-80s 6-8 cents. Supplies light. Quality and condition variable.

IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS, CALIF., AND CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (AZ seedless 102-60-155, CA 135-102-88, seedless 124-98-85, seeded 11-4-3) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading 60s slow, others moderate. Prices 45 count generally unchanged, others slightly lower. Red-flesh seedless-type 24-inch bins per pound approximately 35 and 45 counts mostly 18-20 cents, approximately 60 count mostly 14 cents. Quality generally good.

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (0-0-74, seedless 0-0-73, seeded 0-0-1) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. The first f.o.b. report was expected to be issued the week of June 16. Quality generally good.

GEORGIA — Shipments (0-0-0, red-flesh seeded 0-0-0; red-flesh seedless 0-0-0) — Light harvest was expected to start by the week of June 16. Expect sufficient volume for first f.o.b. by the week of June 23.

SOUTH CAROLINA — Light shipments were 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.


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