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UPDATE: Strawberries

July 20, 2015


Markon First Crop Strawberries are not available; Markon Best Available is being substituted. Unseasonably warm temperatures and higher-than-normal humidity will affect growing conditions and decrease shelf-life. Cooler temperatures are expected mid-week, but this will be short lived, as another warming trend is forecast for the weekend. Many growers are diverting fruit to juice and/or frozen processors. Maintaining the cold chain will be critical during the summer months. Markon recommends ordering for quick turns.


  • Bruising, light decay, mold, and soft texture are issues
  • Harvesting crews are heavily culling fields due to poor quality
  • Berry size is small to medium; stemmed strawberries are limited
  • Color is red to dark red
  • Prices have been stable, but will increase due to tighter supplies of high-quality fruit


Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.


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