Melons (Cantaloupe, honeydew & watermelon)
Cantaloupe and Honeydew prices are trending down as volume increases. Central American imports loading out of Florida will continue for the next 2 weeks and supply out of Nogales is picking up. The Imperial Valley, California region is getting started as well. Watermelon supply is steady out of Florida and Mexico with good quality. See Melon availability.
Growers are reporting steady supply and demand of conventional and organic lemons in California. You can expect organic supply to remain steady through May and conventional through late June. There will be a gap in the summer from July to September, so we recommend stocking up on volume now to ensure you are covered. Mexico ramps up in late August and California will be back with a strong supply towards the end of October. The market during the summer gap will rely on imports from Chile and South Africa, but this product is primarily in cartons and fancy/choice grade. There is very limited juice grade coming from overseas. See Lemon availability.
East-coast cucumber supply is steady, with Georgia getting started this week. In Nogales, the spring crop is strong with solid availability and good quality. The Baja region continues to grow in volume as more growers come online. See Cucumber availability.