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UPDATE: Broccoli

May 21, 2015


The broccoli market is expected to remain elevated through next week; demand is strong. Crown pricing is rising to the low to mid-$20.00 range.


  • Markon First Crop Broccoli Crowns are available
  • Cold temperatures are slowing growth in the main growing regions of Salinas and Santa Maria, California
  • Temperatures are forecast in the mid- to high 60s for the next 10 days
  • In addition to cold temperatures, plantings will diminish as the summer months near due to an increase in regional plantings in Maine and Eastern Canada
  • Adequate regional supplies will not be available for several more weeks
  • Mexican stocks (into South Texas) are tight; demand is shifting to the West Coast
  • Expect high prices through next week


Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.


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