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UPDATE: Broccoli

June 22, 2017

Prices are rising. Quality issues and planting gaps in the California and Mexico growing regions are limiting supplies. Expect elevated markets for the next two to three weeks (until production increases).

  • Markon First Crop Broccoli Crowns are sporadic; Markon Best Available and packer label are being substituted as necessary
  • California’s wet winter has delayed second plantings for some suppliers, resulting in production gaps
  • Mexican stocks are tightening due to quality, shifting demand to California
  • Quality issues include discoloration, hollow core, insect pressure, and knuckly heads
  • Expect higher prices for the next two to three weeks.

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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