New crop squash regions in the Southeast are bracing for Hurricane Ian this week. West Coast markets are elevated due to tight volume and strong demand.
- East Coast squash production is transitioning down the coast from North Carolina to Georgia
- Quality is fair: disease and insect pressure are the primary concerns during pack out
- Yellow squash is limited due to fewer acres planted
- Growers are expected to pack early this week in preparation of Hurricane Ian
- California production is limited in Santa Maria as their season winds down over the next three to four weeks
- Overall quality is average
- Yellow squash volume is low
- Mexican supplies (crossing through Nogales, Arizona) will increase over the next few weeks
- Expect prices to rise this week with hurricane uncertainty along the East Coast
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
©2022 Markon Cooperative, Inc. All rights reserved.