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UPDATE: Green Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine

July 02, 2019

Green leaf and romaine stocks are increasing in California’s Salinas Valley; prices are beginning to ease. Iceberg supplies remain limited; the market is elevated.

  • Expect green leaf and romaine prices to begin their market decline as early as this week, while the iceberg market will descend over the next week or two
  • A significant heat spike in early June stunted growth and caused uneven size/maturity in many iceberg crops
  • Iceberg growers must harvest more acres to meet weight requirements and processor demand  
    • This week’s lower yields are expected to keep the market elevated
    • Quality is very good
  • Regional growing areas (i.e. Colorado and Eastern Canada) will begin production over the next several weeks, increasing overall volume


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