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May 28, 2020

Green bell pepper prices will rise next week; supplies are tightening as the crop transitions to new growing regions. Red bell stocks are sufficient; prices expected to hold steady.

West Coast

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Green and Red Bell Peppers are available; packer label supplies are being substituted as needed
  • The Mexican bell pepper season has ended
  • California desert green bell pepper supplies have been affected by inconsistent weather during the month of May
    • Yields are below normal
    • Supplies will increase in two weeks when the crop moves from the Imperial Valley to Bakersfield, California
  • Red bells have not been affected; supplies are covering demand

East Coast

  • MFC and ESS Green Bell Peppers are available
  • Georgia is the primary growing region; expect increased volume out of the region over the next couple of weeks
  • West Coast demand will shift to the east, keeping prices firm

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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