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UPDATE: Broccoli and Cauliflower

May 07, 2018

The Salinas Valley has experienced several consecutive days of temperatures in the low to mid-60s over the past three weeks. This erratic weather pattern is stunting plant growth and reducing supplies. Warmer weather in the low to mid-70s is forecast through next week. Broccoli and cauliflower supplies will increase next week due to higher temperatures.  

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Broccoli Crowns are sporadic in Mexico (into South Texas); packer label is being substituted as needed
  • MFC Broccoli Crowns are available in Salinas, California; Markon Best Available is being substituted as needed
    • Overall quality is excellent: hollow core and yellow bead are sporadic
    • Supplies are tightening
    • Pricing will increase steadily this week
  • Markon Essentials Cauliflower is available in Salinas
    • Overall quality is excellent: creamy color remains an occasional cosmetic issue
    • Supplies are limited; many growers are unable to harvest as fields are not sized up
    • Prices are increasing rapidly

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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