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UPDATE: Broccoli and Cauliflower

February 21, 2018

Expect tight supplies for the next couple weeks; prices will increase. The broccoli and cauliflower seasons are wrapping up in the Arizona/California desert growing region, cooler-than-normal California temperatures are delaying projected harvesting start dates in the Salinas Valley. The cauliflower market is rising now; broccoli prices will follow suit in the coming weeks.

  • Markon First Crop Broccoli Crowns are available in Mexico (into South Texas) and Yuma, Arizona; Markon Best Available is being substituted when needed
    • Mexican quality is very good: heads have uniform beads and dark green color
    • Broccoli grown in the Arizona/California desert is showing slight yellowing  
  • Markon Essentials Cauliflower is available in Yuma, Arizona
  • Overall quality is very good
  • Creamy color remains an occasional issue

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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