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UPDATE: Squash

April 20, 2018

Heavy winds and cooler-than-normal temperatures have slowed squash production this past week and significantly reduced yields. Supplies are very light in all regions; markets are on the rise.

West Coast

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Squash from Mexico (into Nogales, Arizona) is limited; packer label is being substituted as needed
  • Cooler-than-normal temperatures and strong winds in the primary growing region of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico have caused bloom drop, scarring, and very light pollination
  • Product is exhibiting irregular sizing and scarring issues
  • Expect elevated markets for the next 7-10 days; markets will ease with favorable weather in the forecast
  • The Nogales season is expected to continue through mid- to late May

East Coast

  • MFC Squash from Florida is limited; packer label is being substituted as needed
  • Florida production is transitioning north; supplies are light as new crop supplies ramp up
  • Strong winds have caused more misshapen and scarring issues than normal
  • Greater demand from lack of supplies crossing from Mexico are increasing markets in Florida
  • Pricing will remain elevated through next week

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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