Softer August pricing for cantaloupe and honeydew

August 16, 2022

Supplies of cantaloupe and honeydew melons are good currently. “Across the board, shippers have product. There may be certain shippers who lean more heavily towards smaller sizes and others who lean more heavily toward bigger sizes but supplies are good right now out of California,” says Justin Bootz with Legend Produce LLC.

He notes that while volume looks generally similar to last year, there may be a little less overall because of water issues in California. “It’s been tough getting water allocated that you need in your district. That’s made it a little difficult for some growers,” he says. Production stays in California until approximately the end of September or the beginning of October. That’s when Legend Produce moves to its fall crop coming out of Yuma, Arizona