News and Stories


June 15, 2021

Markon First Crop Cantaloupes and Honeydews are available. The market is expected to rise this week. Supplies are tightening due to excessive heat in the Arizona/California desert growing region.

  • The offshore season has ended
  • Limited quantities of Mexican honeydew are on the West Coast market
  • Athena variety cantaloupes are shipping out of Georgia
  • The Arizona/California desert is now the primary growing region; a heat wave will impact the crop this week
    • Excessive temperatures (ranging from 110 to 120 degrees) will reduce volume for the next seven days
    • Growers must limit harvesting hours for the safety of their workers
    • Plants will go into survival mode causing erratic sugar levels and reduced yields
  • The market is poised to rise; overall availability will tighten

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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