News and Stories


May 18, 2021

The domestic cantaloupe season is underway; Markon First Crop Cantaloupes are available. Domestic honeydew production will begin next week.

  • Mexican and offshore supplies remain on the market; stocks will continue shipping through May
  • Domestic cantaloupe stocks are dominated by 9-count, followed by 12-count sizes; 15-count melons are extremely limited
  • The domestic honeydew crop also leans heavily toward large sizes (especially 5-count), with very few 6- or 8-count fruit at the start of the season
  • New crop domestic melons are commanding higher prices than Mexican and offshore supplies
    • Cantaloupe prices are higher
    • Honeydew markets are rising

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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