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UPDATE: Broccoli and Cauliflower

March 05, 2015


The cauliflower market is rising quickly; broccoli prices are increasing as well. Supplies from Yuma, Arizona, California’s Imperial Valley, and Northern Mexico are diminishing rapidly; these seasons are winding down. Salinas, California growers are harvesting both crops, but supplies are limited. Expect tight stocks and high prices through March. 



Markon First Crop Broccoli Crowns are sporadic; Markon Best Available will be substituted as necessary

FOB crown prices will climb through March

Crown quality is good, but hollow core and pin rot are problems due to recent heat and rain

Long stems and branchy crowns are also issues 



The market is escalating

Supplies are extremely tight; demand is strong

Large sizes (9- and 12-count heads) are very limited; there is slightly better availability of small sizes (16-count supplies)

Expect limited stocks for the rest of March 

Markon Essentials Cauliflower is sporadic; packer label will be substituted


Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.


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