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UPDATE: Iceberg Market

February 11, 2016


Prices are escalating; supplies are tight and demand is strong. Markon First Crop Premium Iceberg is not available; Markon Best Available is being substituted as needed due to light carton weights.

  • Prices are rising to the mid- to high teens and expected to reach the 20s by next week
  • Last week’s consecutive days of freezing temperatures slowed the growth of product scheduled to be harvested over the next two weeks
  • Head size is small and texture is inconsistent; yields and carton weights are low
  • Carton and processor demand is strong
  • Temperatures have risen in the desert region, but growth has not increased yet
  • Warm weather in the mid-80s to low 90s is forecast for the next six to eight days; this will eventually increase supplies, but may also cause quality issues
  • Expect tight stocks and rising markets into next week  

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.


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