News and Stories


April 29, 2021

Red Bells

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Red Bell Peppers are extremely limited; packer label is being substituted as needed
  • Mexican supplies are very tight due to strong demand; cooler evening weather has also hindered growth
  • California’s Coachella Valley season is expected to start the week of May 17
  • Florida has a short season; growers will be transitioning to Georgia in late May
  • Expect high prices over the next two to three weeks
  • Quality is good

Green Bells

  • MFC and ESS Green Bell Peppers are available
  • Mexico has adequate inventory; growers are seeing a wide range in quality
  • California has ample supplies and is set to take over the bulk of western demand next week
  • Florida volume has increased with Plant City’s new crops coming on board; the Georgia season will get underway in mid-May
  • Expect steady to slightly higher green bell prices over the next two to three weeks
  • Quality is very good

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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