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UPDATE: Rising Bell Pepper Prices

June 13, 2019

Bell pepper prices will rise next week; supplies are tightening as the crop transitions north. Expect elevated markets for the rest of June.

  • Green bell harvesting is winding down in the California desert region and slowly starting in California’s San Joaquin Valley
  • The Georgia season is ending sooner than normal due to high temperatures; growers are moving to North Carolina
  • Red and yellow bell pepper supplies will tighten as the California desert and Georgia seasons wind down over the next two to three weeks
  • Demand will shift West due to limited East Coast stocks, but California volume will not meet the extra demand
  • Expect active markets and limited supplies through June as bell pepper growing regions transition on both coasts

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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