UPDATE: Arizona/California Desert Row Crops
January 08, 2020
Freezing and below-normal temperatures over the past three weeks are slowing plant maturity and reducing broccoli, cauliflower, green leaf, iceberg and tender leaf supplies.
Mexican supplies (into South Texas) are adequate, but markets are climbing
Pin rot, mildew, and decay may be present in finished packs
Expect trigger level pricing on value-added florets into next week
Color and texture remain adequate
Recent cold snaps are limiting yields and supplies, pushing up prices
Green Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine
Mildew pressure, epidermal blistering, and peeling continue to reduce yields
This week’s cool weather will keep supplies limited
Arugula, spinach, and other spring mix varieties are limited
Mildew, discoloration, mechanical damage, and reduced shelf-life are concerns
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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