UPDATE: Broccoli and Cauliflower
January 11, 2017
Low temperatures and recent rain are affecting broccoli and cauliflower volume. Broccoli supplies will be tight through next week; expect rising prices. Cauliflower stocks are slowly increasing, but cool weather is limiting production. The market will be elevated for the next two weeks while supplies increase.
- Markon First Crop Broccoli Crowns are available (into South Texas and Yuma, Arizona); percentage of product loading in Yuma, Arizona is being shipped in Markon Best Available and packer labels due to low volume and quality problems
- Supplies will be limited through next week
- Cold West Coast weather has stunted growth and caused quality issues such as branchiness and discoloration, lowering yields
- Broccoli crowns from Northern Mexico are being packed when desert supplies are not available, but issues with labor and delayed border crossings are affecting arrivals
- Stocks from Central Mexico (into South Texas) will remain ample with good quality, adequate size, and deep color
- Prices are lowest in South Texas, but increased West Coast demand will push up the market
- Limited quantities are also available to load in Florida
- Markon Essentials Cauliflower is available (into Yuma)
- Prices are inching down as supplies increase
- Cool weather in the desert is preventing prices from falling quickly
- Lower prices are available in Santa Maria, California, but quality issues include discoloration and ricey texture from recent rain
- Limited quantities are also available from Mexico (into South Texas)
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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