While the likelihood of a watermelon purchase spiked last year, this year the likelihood of purchase fell seven percentage points, putting it closer to 2010 levels.
Watermelons — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 31
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings seedless (192-440-404) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly slow, late very slow. Prices lower. Red-flesh seedless 24-inch bins per-pound about 35, 45 and 60 counts 8-10 cents, 75-80s mostly 6-7 cents; cartons per-pound 4-6s 8-10 cents, 8s mostly 6-8 cents. Quality and condition variable. Many sales booked open with price to be established later.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (122-117*-69) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early slow, late very slow. Prices lower. Red-flesh seedless 24-inch bins per-pound about 35 count mostly 14-16 cents, about 45 count mostly 12-14 cents, about 60 count mostly 10-11 cents. Quality generally good. *revised