News and Stories


April 02, 2021

Green bell pepper prices are inching up; the crop is transitioning between Mexican growing regions. Florida volume is consistent. The California season has started in a light way. Ample supplies of red and yellow bell peppers are on the market; prices are low.

Green Bells

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Green Bell Peppers are available
  • Mexican supplies are tight due to cooler evenings last month
    • This week’s hot weather will increase volume in Sonora; production is wrapping up in the southern regions
    • Size has decreased; extra-large peppers are commanding higher prices
  • Florida bell pepper production is steady
    • Weather is favorable
    • Suppliers are harvesting new fields
    • Jumbo and extra-large sizes are most plentiful  
  • The California growing season has started in the Coachella Valley
    • Expect light production over the next two weeks, with the season hitting its stride by April 15
    • Early harvesting will be heavily dominated by jumbo and large sizes
  • Expect strong markets over the next two weeks; quality is excellent

Red and Yellow Bells

  • MFC and ESS Red Bell Peppers are readily available
  • Mexico is the primary growing region
    • Ample supplies are expected over the next two weeks
    • Quality has improved; growers have moved into new fields  
    • Prices are expected to remain low
  • California’s Coachella Valley crop will start in mid-May
  • Canadian greenhouse volume is increasing
    • Most peppers are in the extra-large to jumbo size range
    • Quality is excellent

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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