Watermelon — F.o.b.s as of June 30

GEORGIA — Shipments (22-544-1,458, red-flesh seeded 2-71-122; red-flesh seedless 20-473-1,336) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading red-flesh seedless 60s moderate, others fairly slow. Prices lower. 24-inch bins per pound red-flesh seeded-type 35s mostly 13 cents; red-flesh seedless-type 36s 12-14 cents, 45s mostly 14 cents, 60s 14-15 cents. Quality generally good.

TEXAS — Shipments (595-606-500, seedless 539-576-480, seeded 56-30-20) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late slow. Prices 45 count generally unchanged from market high on June 27, others generally unchanged. 24-inch bins per pound red-flesh seedless-type approximately 35 count mostly 16 cents, 45 count mostly 18 cents, approximately 60 count mostly 14-15 cents. Quality variable. Most present shipments from prior bookings and/or previous commitments.

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (105-145-314, seedless 101-119-294, seeded 4-26-20) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading 45 counts active, 35 counts slow, 60 count moderate. Prices generally unchanged. 24-inch bins per pound red-flesh seedless-type approximately 35 count 18-20 cents, approximately 45 count mostly 20 cents, approximately 60 count 16-18 cents; red-flesh seeded-type approximately 35 and 45 counts mostly 12-13 cents. Quality generally good.

IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS, CALIF., AND CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (AZ seedless 202-273-224, CA 71-17-19, seedless 70-17-19, seeded 1-0-0) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading 35 count fairly slow, 45 count active, 60 count moderate. Prices 35 count slightly lower, others slightly higher. Red-flesh seedless-type 24-inch bins per pound approximately 35 count mostly 18 cents, approximately 45 count mostly 19-20 cents, approximately 60 count mostly 16 cents. Quality generally good.

FLORIDA — Shipments (1,010-707-207, red-flesh seeded 148-94-29; red-flesh seedless 862-613-178) — Movement expected to decrease as growers finish for the season. Supply in too few hands to establish a market. LAST REPORT.

SOUTH CAROLINA — Shipments (24-86-171, red-flesh seeded 4-9-21; red-flesh seedless 20-77-150) — Movement expected to increase as more shippers begin the season. Too few sales reported to establish a market.

NORTH CAROLINA — Light shipments were expected to begin by the week of June 23 with sufficient volume and number of shippers for first f.o.b. report expected by the week of July 7. FIRST REPORT.

MISSOURI — Shipments (0-0-0) — Light harvest expected to begin by July 9. Expect sufficient volume for first f.o.b. by July 14.


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