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November 16, 2023

Please click here to view a Markon Live from the Fields video regarding the recent transition to the Arizona/California desert growing region and recent quality of lettuce crops.

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) is sporadically available out of the Arizona/California desert growing region; Markon Best Available is being substituted as needed
  • Desert growing region lettuce supplies were affected by a warm-weather trend during the transition, causing quality challenges such as:
    • Internal burn
    • Inconsistent growth/weights
    • Long core/seeder
    • Large ribs/misshapen heads
  • Temperatures have cooled down after a passing low-pressure system and light showers yesterday
  • Growers are expecting better overall quality and higher case weights in the coming days
  • Markon inspectors will continue monitoring quality and will update further as needed

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for further information.

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