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UPDATE: Ice in the Desert Growing Region

January 25, 2017


More lettuce ice is being reported in most Arizona/California growing areas this morning. These conditions are forecast to continue through Friday, January 27. Harvest crews anticipate delays up to two hours.   


Green Leaf/Romaine

  • Green leaf and romaine prices remain low; stocks are ample
  • Because recent weather conditions have been overcast, wet, and windy, mildew pressure remains prevalent
  • Cold mornings and lettuce ice will be concerns this week
  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Premium Green Leaf and Romaine are sporadic; Markon Best Available (MBA) is being substituted as necessary due to mildew damage


  • Supplies remain readily available; markets are soft  
  • Heads are large with firm texture
  • Mildew pressure remains a problem, but most damaged leaves can be removed; expect lighter color and inconsistent case weights as a result
  • MFC Premium Iceberg is sporadic; MBA is being substituted due to low weights

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.


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