Hawaii Papayas Report 08-13-09

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Hawaii fresh papaya utilization is estimated at 2.6 million pounds for June 2009, down 1 percent from May 2009, but up 10 percent from June 2008. Fresh utilization for January to June of 2009 is 8 percent lower than the same period in 2008.

Total in crop acreage for June is estimated at 2,075, down 11 percent from March 2009, but 2 percent above June a year ago. Harvested area totaled 1,315 acres in June, 11 percent less than March 2009, but unchanged from last year.

Sunny weather and higher temperatures prevailed during June, aiding fruit development and ripening. Field preparation for new plantings was ongoing. Trade wind showers helped replenish soil moisture levels. Irrigation was stepped up in the drier areas. Orchards were in good to fair condition during the month.

Papaya growers are expected to receive an estimated 44.0 cents per pound for fresh fruit in June, unchanged from last month, but 11 percent (5.2 cents) lower than June a year ago.

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