Hawaii Papayas Report

Here is the PDF file for the Hawaii Papayas Report.

papaya072307.pdf

Please visit the website for more information: http://www.nass.usda.gov/hi/

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Contact Information:
Mark E. Hudson, Director
USDA NASS Hawaii Field Office
1421 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96814-2512

Office: (808) 973-9588 / (800) 804-9514
Fax: (808) 973-2909
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HAWAII PAPAYAS” reports are available on our website and also PRINTED monthly. Subscriptions for PRINTED copies are free to those persons who report agricultural data to NASS (upon request) and available for $4 per year to all others.

JUNE FRESH PAPAYA OUTPUT LOWER

Hawaii fresh papaya utilization is estimated at 2.1 million pounds for June 2007, 2 percent lower than May 2007 and June 2006. Output for the first half of the year totaled 13.0 million pounds, slightly higher than the same period last year.

Total in crop for June is estimated at 1,735, down 10 percent from March 2007 and 1 percent less than June 2006. Bearing acreage totaled 800 acres, 8 percent below March of this year and declining 47 percent from June of last year. Bearing acreage should increase as new acreage comes into production late summer or early fall.

June weather conditions continued warm and sunny with occasional showers. More rain would be beneficial towards growth and fruit development. Clear weather assisted in field operations and usual orchard maintenance.

Papaya growers are expected to receive an estimated 52.0 cents per pound for fresh fruit in June, 6 percent (3.0 cents) higher than May and 10 percent (4.9 cents) more than last June.

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