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UPDATE: Broccoli and Cauliflower

April 27, 2018

The Salinas Valley is experiencing consecutive days of temperatures in the low to mid-60s. The combination of recent cooler weather combined with higher-than-normal temperatures at the start of the month is expected to disrupt steady production and cause prices to rise. Expect cauliflower supplies to tighten as early as next week and broccoli to follow suit the following week.

  • Markon First Crop Broccoli Crowns are available in Mexico (into South Texas) and Salinas, California; Markon Best Available is being substituted when needed
    • Mexican quality is good: discoloration is a minor issue
    • Broccoli grown in the Salinas Valley is exhibiting minimal hollow core; recent cooler temperatures have minimized insect pressure   
  • Markon Essentials Cauliflower is available in Salinas, California
  • Overall quality is excellent
  • Creamy color remains an occasional issue

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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