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UPDATE: Cucumbers

August 20, 2018

Cucumber prices are escalating on the West Coast; Mexican supplies are extremely tight. Michigan stocks are adequate, but supplies are expected to tighten in the coming weeks due to shifting demand.

  • Baja, Mexico is the primary growing region for West Coast cucumbers at this time of year
    • High temperatures have caused bloom drop, resulting in low yields for most growers
    • Many suppliers are experiencing a partial harvesting gap; new fields will start production in two to three weeks
    • Growers in mainland Mexico will not begin harvests until early October
  • Michigan is the primary growing region for East Coast cucumbers
  • Weather has been favorable
  • Supplies are adequate
  • Quality is average this time of year; domestic shelf-life is typically shorter than that for Mexican product (order for quick turns)
  • Expect limited availability and high prices for the next four to six weeks (through September)

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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