Super Starr International has begun the transition to Winter Honeydew Melon season with availability beginning in early January 2023. The company encourages retailers to place orders now to secure product for distribution as this is a limited-time crop.
“Our winter melon crop is right on schedule and looks great,” said Lance Peterson, a third-generation farmer and president of the company. “Weather has been ideal and we expect the harvest to begin later this month with product available through early April.”
Shoppers have enjoyed these melons for more than 60 years and demand continues to grow stronger during the cooler weather months. This season, the company expects melon sizing to be mostly 5s and 6s with a few 8s.
For three generations, Super Starr has farmed in the U.S. and Mexico to produce year-round papayas and winter honeydew melons by growing, packing and shipping. With this type of control, it ensures high-quality fruit is placed on store shelves.