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National Shipping Outlook: Georgia Onions, Northwest Pears, and California Melons

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IMG_6496Here are some loading opportunities ranging from Southeastern Georgia’s Vidalia onions to pear shipments from the Northwest, and cantaloupe and honeydew volume from California.

Fewer Vidalia onions have been shipped thus far this season.  About 1.5 million 40-pound packages had been shipped through May, about 40 percent compared to by the same time last year.  Shipments of fresh Vidalias finished in early June now loadings are coming from good  supplies of onions from storage.  Vidalias out of storage should be available through Labor Day.

Pear Shipments

Fewer shipments  of  Northwest pears are being forecast for the up coming  season starting in late July.  About 18.7 million boxes are expected to be hauled  out of Washington and Oregon in the 2014-15 season, 13 percent  less than in 2013-14 and 6 percent less than the five-year.  The harvest should wind down in mid-October.  Green anjous are expected to make up 53 percent of the Northwest volume, with bartletts at 23 percent  and boscs 14 percent.

Yakima Valley apples, pears and cherries – grossing about $4300 to Chicago.

Melon Shipments

Shipments of cantaloupe and honeydew from Central California (Westside District) could get underway anywhere from a few days, to a couple of weeks early, depending on the field.  There will be light volume the first two or three weeks of July, with much better movement beginning in late July and continuing into October.  There has been a  reduction of acreage in some of the earlier growing districts such as Huron and an increase in plantings farther north in such areas as Los Banos and Turlock.

Central San Joaquin Valley fruit – grossing about $8800 to New York City – higher towards the end of the week.

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