UPDATE: Lettuce And Tender Leaf Items
February 13, 2020
Lettuce and tender leaf items in the Yuma, Arizona and Imperial Valley, California growing districts will be exhibiting sporadic quality and shelf-life challenges over the next one to two weeks. This week’s rain and recent freezing morning temperatures are causing the below concerns to develop.
Tender Leaf Varieties
Items such as arugula, spinach, and other spring mix varieties are exhibiting varying amounts of mildew, discoloration, mechanical damage, and reduced shelf-life
Despite a thorough wash process, light amounts of residual dirt/mud may be present in products that were harvested right after the rain this week
Value-Added Shreds, Salads, and Blends
Premature pinking can occur due to excess water retained after the rain
Minor frost damage will be present
Commodity Iceberg and Leaf Varieties
Residual dirt/mud may be seen in field packed items
Minor frost damage and sporadic mildew damage is present in some lots
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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