Domestic Melon Supplies Begin to Ramp Up

May 02, 2017

Markon First Crop (MFC) Cantaloupe Melons will be available beginning May 8 from California’s Imperial Valley. MFC Honeydew Melons will be available starting May 10.

  • Quality is excellent
  • Large sizes (9-count cantaloupe and 5-count honeydew) will dominate supplies while the season ramps up
  • The desert season will reach its peak by May 30 and end in early July
  • Westside melons (grown on the western side of California’s San Joaquin Valley) will be harvested by early July
  • Expect stable prices as domestic supplies increase over the next three weeks.