News and Stories


August 31, 2020

Salinas Valley broccoli supplies continue to tighten due to abnormally high temperatures during the weekend of August 15.

  • Broccoli yields are lower than usual; extreme heat stresses plants, slowing maturity
  • Quality issues such as rubbery texture, hollow core, and brown bead will emerge over the next few weeks as more hot weather is forecast through next week
  • Crews will pack for the best quality; this culling will further reducing overall yields
  • Expect elevated markets through mid-September

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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