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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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Strawberry Quality