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Where is Cantaloupe coming from?

In 2021, Guatemala, (31.05%), and Central California, (24.13%), contributed more than 50% of the U.S. cantaloupe volume. Guatemala continued to grow market share from 2020 to 2021 with a 10.57% increase while Central California declined in volume by -11.14%. U.S. per capita consumption of fresh cantaloupe dropped from 6.11 lbs. in 2020 while remaining at 7.0 lbs. between 2016-2018. The origin of the name of the fruit reportedly, comes from a town in the Sabine Hills of Italy, Cantalupo di Sabina.

Source: Agtools


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