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UPDATE: California Strawberries

February 21, 2018

Freezing temperatures in the Oxnard and Santa Maria, California growing regions have affected strawberry production. Growers are assessing fields, but anticipate 15-20% damage. Expect tight supplies and high prices into March.

  • Markon First Crop Strawberries are sporadic; packer label is being substituted as needed
  • Nighttime temperatures dropped into the low to mid-20s in some areas
  • Yields are expected to decrease as much as 20%; damage to blossoms and green fruit will reduce total volume over the next 2-3 weeks
  • Prices will rise by the end of the week
  • Temperatures are expected to remain near freezing through Friday

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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