FROM THE FIELDS: Santa Maria Strawberries
November 01, 2016
Please click here to view a Markon Live from the Fields video about current quality and strawberry shortages in Santa Maria, California.
- Markon First Crop (MFC) Strawberries are not available; packer label is being substituted as needed
- Santa Maria has received approximately 1.3” of rain since Friday, October 28
- Trace amounts of rain passed through the area again this morning, but a small number of growers are trying to resume harvesting
- Yields have plummeted as production crews are stripping 60% to 80% of total fruit because it is damaged (see photos)
- More rain is not forecast, but a brief heat spike on Thursday, November 3 could prolong quality problems
- Markon inspectors will continue to review quality and supply levels and will update further as needed
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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