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UPDATE: Rain Reducing California Strawberry Supplies

May 21, 2019

Unseasonable rain in the Santa Maria and Watsonville, California growing regions have reduced overall strawberry volume. Expect tighter supplies, higher markets, and rain-related quality issues over the next two weeks.

  • Santa Maria growers are reporting up to sixty percent damage to plants
  • Salinas/Watsonville suppliers are culling damaged fruit and sending what is available to juice processors
  • Bleeding, bruising, and water-damaged berries may be present in finished packs

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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