Growers & Shippers

Bagley ProduceGoTexanred
P.O. Box 1319
Edinburg, TX 78540
Contact: Jeff Fawcett
Phone: (956) 381-8126
Fax: (956) 381-0764
E-mail: [email protected]
http://www.bagleyproduce.com

Billy Smith Watermelons
Billy Smith
2590 S US Hwy 129
Bell,  FL  32619
Phone: 352-463-6925
Fax 352-463-3608

Borders Melons
P.O. Box 299
Hargill, TX 78549
Contact: Nowell Borders
Phone: (956) 383-0712
Fax: (956) 287-8712
E-mail: [email protected]
http://www.bordersmelon.com

GoTexanredFarmers Marketing Service
P.O. Box 173
Linn, TX 78563
Contact: Eddie Vasquez
Phone: (956) 381-9811
Fax: (956) 381-1609
E-mail: [email protected]

Frontera Produce Limited
P.O. Box 2019
Edinburg, TX 78540
Phone: (956) 381-5701
Fax: (956) 381-5707
E-mail: [email protected]

Indian Creek Produce
302 Indian Creek Drive
Comanche, TX 76442
Contact: Rodney Stephens
Phone: (325) 356-2104
Fax: (325) 356-5681

Jackson Melons
P.O. Box 1084
Henderson, TX 75653
Contact: Kevin Green
Phone: (903) 657-2760
Fax: (903) 657-0173
E-mail: [email protected]

Javi Farms
David Seal
425 E. Moore
Pharr, TX 78577
Phone: 956-783-1112
FAX 956-783-5115

M and P
Paul Bowling
1500 S Zarzamora St,
San Antonio, TX 78207
[email protected]

GoTexanredMajestic Produce Sales
2031 Orchid Ave.
McAllen, TX 78504
Contact: Ward Thomas
Phone: (956) 928-0300
Fax: (956) 410-1004
E-mail: [email protected]
http://www.majesticproduce.com

Pennington
Stanley Pennington
PO Box 597
Grapeland, Texas
[email protected]

Perennial Produce
Kevin Hughes
P. O. Box 2407
McAllen, TX  78502
Phone: 956-380-3656
Fax: 956-380-0620
[email protected]

Prukop Farms
John Prukop
PO Box 932
Premont, Texas 78375
[email protected]

Texas Best Watermelons
Chuck Garcia
6001 N. 36th
McAllen, TX  78504
Phone: 956-874-3425
Fax: 956-627-3124

GoTexanredTexas Melon Exchange
P.O. Box 5369
McAllen, TX 78502
Contact: Tony Anderson
Phone: (956) 287-8100
Fax: (956) 287-8105
E-mail: [email protected]
http://www.whatamelon.com

Wade Pennington & Sons Co.
812 N. Market Street
Grapeland, Texas 75844
Contact: Troy Pennington
Phone: (936) 687-4710
Fax: (936) 687-2375
E-mail: [email protected]

GoTexanredWarren Produce
P.O. Box 4185
McAllen, TX 78502
Contact: Jimmy Henderson
Phone: (956) 287-2217
Fax: (956) 287-2233
E-mail: [email protected]

Watermelons Unlimited
P.O. Box 449
Uvalde, TX 78802
Contact: David Willis
Phone: (830) 486-0040
Fax: (830) 486-0431
E-mail: [email protected]

Wiggins Farms LLP
125 Foster St.
Center, TX 75935
Contact: Darren Wiggins
Phone: 936-591-8325
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: www.wigginsfarms.com

GoTexanredWiggins Wholesale
P.O. Box 596
Snook, TX 77878
Contact: Jody Wiggins
Phone: (972) 272-1076
E-mail: [email protected]

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FACTOIDS

Texas Agriculture Matters! Texas watermelons contribute almost $90 million annually to our state’s economy. Grown on farms stretching from the Rio Grande Valley up to the High Plains and from East Texas to the Trans-Pecos, watermelons nourish Texans and the Texas economy – enabling our producers and state to continue to be recognized leaders in the global marketplace.

– Sid Miller, Agriculture Commissioner

The first recorded watermelon harvest occurred nearly 5,000 years ago in Egypt.

Over 1,200 varieties of watermelons are grown worldwide in 96 countries.

Watermelons are 92% water.

Watermelon's official name is Citrullus Lanatus of the botanical family Curcurbitaceae. It is cousins to cucumbers, pumpkins and squash.

By weight, watermelon is the most-consumed melon in the U.S., followed by cantaloupe and honeydew.

Early explorers used watermelons as canteens.

The first cookbook published in the U.S. in 1776 contained a recipe for watermelon rind pickles.

In 1990, Bill Carson of Arrington, TN grew the largest watermelon at 262 pounds that is still on the record books (1998 ed. Guinness Book of World Records).

TEXAS IS ONE OF THE TOP FOUR WATERMELON PRODUCERS IN THE COUNTRY, GROWING 15% OF THE TOTAL DOMESTIC CROP. LAST YEAR, TEXAS PRODUCED OVER 600 MILLION LBS OF WATERMELON.