News and Stories


September 11, 2020

Salinas and Santa Maria broccoli supplies are declining due to erratic weather.

  • Two significant heatwaves, followed by cooler-than normal-temperatures, and reduced sunlight (due to smoke from the California fires) are taking their toll on broccoli quality and maturity
  • Quality issues such as brown bead, hollow core, and pin rot have become prevalent in all California broccoli growing areas
  • Harvesting crews are packing for the best quality, which reduces overall yields
  • The market will continue to increase through September

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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