Melon Prices Continue to Climb

October 19, 2017

Melon prices continue to climb as California’s San Joaquin Valley season comes to an end and production ramps up in the California/Arizona desert region.

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Cantaloupe and Honeydew Melons will be sporadic through mid-November
  • The domestic season will end by November 20; large-size melons will dominate fall crops
  • Guatemalan fruit will be available on the East Coast in mid-November and on the West Coast in early December
  • MFC Melons are not packed during the offshore harvest, but will be available again in the 2018 spring season