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Global Focus  —  Melons

S.Dakota melon farmers still optimistic

As of last week the state of South Dakota is under a moderate to severe drought. Even with the rain that fell today and with more in the forecast, it may not be enough to be a drought buster. But melon farmers in Sanborn county are optimistic as they gear up to start planting in the next few weeks.Kelly.....

Andrés Góngora: "Let those responsible pay the consequences"

COAG Almeria denounces "in-season" melon and watermelon imports

COAG warns: "let those responsible for marketing melons and watermelons from third countries at the peak of the season pay the consequences."COAG Almería showed its indignation after finding out that marketers in the province are importing fruit from third countries for its sale on supermarkets at a time.....

Early harvest for melon that set the standard for bold flavor

It’s time to unfold the sweet flavor of the Origami cantaloupe, as Legend Produce begins their harvest today!The art of this year's early harvest for the Origami was planting earlier and letting Mother Nature’s recent trend of warm weather ripen the melons at the perfect time. The real beauty of the unique.....

Spain: Melon and watermelon campaign kicks off with good prices

Melons and watermelons are recording favourable prices at the start of the Andalusian campaign. The monitoring report of the protected horticulture sector, published by the Prices and Markets Observatory of the Government of Andalusia, said that during week 16 (between 13 and 19 April), the Galia recorded an.....

Terry Watts, VidaFresh

"We expect to have a very good Spanish season,"

VidaFresh is one of the main melon importers in the UK, supplying the UK market year round. Customers include retailers, food service, wholesale and fresh cut processors. "The Costa Rican season is just coming to an end and the last fruit is arriving next week. It is a transitional time of the year and the.....