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UPDATE: California Strawberries

June 19, 2017

California’s primary strawberry growing regions are experiencing abnormally warm temperatures (low to mid-80’s). Strawberry quality and shelf life will be impacted for arrivals next week. Warm temperatures are forecast through Sunday, June 25th.

  • Markon First Crop Strawberries are sporadic; Markon Best Available and packer label will be substituted as needed
  • High temperatures are expected to decrease berry quality, reduce overall yields, and cause issues on arrival such as:
    • Bruising/bleeding
    • Over ripeness
    • Small size
    • Shortened shelf-life
    • Soft texture
  • Markon recommends ordering for quick turns and loading FOB (avoiding the cross-dock) when possible for best shelf-life

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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