UPDATE: Strawberry Quality
March 17, 2020
Rain has impacted California’s main strawberry growing regions. High temperatures are causing seasons to end prematurely in Florida and Mexico.
Santa Maria & Oxnard
Both regions have experienced 0.50” – 0.75” of rainfall from Monday through today
Weather-related quality problems will include bruising, decay, mold, and off-color; attached are photos of defects present in some lots
Temporarily, shippers will only pack 8/1- pound clamshells to help mitigate arrival issues
Florida & Mexico
The weather is in the high 80s in Florida and Mexico
Berries will exhibit some bruising, softness, and off-color in remaining packs; attached are photos of berries harvested this week
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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