News and Stories


June 18, 2020

Green and red bell pepper prices are climbing; supplies are tightening as the crop transitions to new growing regions. Expect higher markets through early July.

West Coast

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Green and Red Bell Peppers are available
    • Green bells have transitioned to California’s Southern Central Valley
    • Overall supplies are sufficient
  • The crop is dominated by jumbo and extra-large sizes
  • Red bell harvesting is starting to wind down in California’s Imperial Valley;
    • Stocks are tightening
    • New crop production will start in California’s Southern Central Valley by early July

East Coast

  • MFC and ESS Green Bell Peppers are available; packer label may be substituted as necessary
  • Growers are transitioning from Georgia to North Carolina
  • Demand will shift to the West Coast
  • Expect tight supplies through early July when North Carolina volume ramps up

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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