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UPDATE: Lettuce And Tender Leaf Quality

February 18, 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 two weeks. Last week’s rain and recent freezing morning temperatures combined with slightly warmer weather this week are expected to cause the below defects.

Commodity Iceberg and Leaf Varieties

  • Minor frost damage, growth cracks, internal burn, sporadic mildew damage, and weak tips

Tender Leaf Items (Arugula, Spinach, and Spring Mix varieties)

  • Varying amounts of mildew, discoloration, mechanical damage, and reduced shelf-life

Value-Added Shreds, Salads, and Blends

  • Premature pinking due to excess water retained after the rain
  • Minor frost damage

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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