United States: Florida leads the watermelon season with fruit of "excellent" quality

Published Jun 21, 2024

Tridge summary

Watermelon production in the United States, particularly in Florida, is experiencing a slightly delayed start to the season. Despite this, the state is making up for the lost time and is currently the largest contributor to the country's watermelon supply. Other significant producers include Mexico and Texas. The National Watermelon Promotion Board has reported a 6% decrease in supply over the last 30 days compared to the 2019-2023 average. The season's progress in California remains uncertain, but early reports from Arizona, South Carolina, and Georgia are mixed.
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This time of year is very busy for the main watermelon producers in the United States, especially in the state of Florida, a region that is currently producing the highest volumes. Although the season started a little slowly, with a delay of 1% year-on-year, the state is catching up with what was recorded in previous years. Mark Arney, executive director of the National Watermelon Promotion Board (NWPB), told www.freshfruitportal.com that in total, over the last 30 days, supply in the US market has been almost 6% below the 2019-2023 average. during the same period. In the last 30 days, Florida production exceeded 496 million pounds. In the same period, Mexico, the second largest supplier of watermelon, reached 337 million pounds. Texas is the third largest producer with 97.5 million pounds during the same period. "Texas had a normal start to the season, but has been losing steam as the weather has made conditions difficult," Arney said. Credit: Watermelon.org. Production since ...
Source: MXfruit
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