The likelihood of a honeydew purchase fell five percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012, putting purchases at nearly the same level as 2010.
Honeydews — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 31
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (57-85-104) — Movement expected about the same. Trading 5s moderate, 6s fairly slow, 8s slow. Prices lower. 2/3 cartons 5s mostly $5-6, 6s mostly $4- $5, 8s mostly $4. Quality generally good.
CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (30-34-31) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading moderate. Prices slightly higher. 2/3 cartons 5s and 6s $9-9.50. Quality generally good.