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UPDATE: Squash

February 25, 2020

Cooler-than-normal temperatures have slowed squash production and significantly reduced yields. Supplies are very tight in all regions; markets are on the rise.

West Coast

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Yellow Squash and Zucchini from Mexico (into Nogales, Arizona) is limited; packer label is being substituted as needed
  • Cooler-than-normal temperatures and strong winds have caused bloom drop, scarring, growth cracking, and very light pollination
  • Yellow squash volume is extremely low, while zucchini stock are a bit more readily available
  • New crop production will start in Hermosillo and Guaymas, Sonora in early March
  • Expect elevated markets for the next 7 to 10 days

East Coast

  • MFC Yellow Squash and Zucchini from Florida is tight; packer label is being substituted as needed
  • Stronger demand due to low Mexican volume is increasing prices in Florida, especially those for yellow squash
  • Markets will continue to rise as Florida is expecting rain and cold weather over the next few days, which will slow growth and harvesting
  • Pricing will remain elevated for one to two weeks

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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