News and Stories


February 06, 2020
Bell Peppers, Cucumbers, and Squash
  • Cooler-than-normal temperatures and recent rain have slowed production in Culiacan, Sinaloa, and Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
  • Yields are down, reducing crossings into Nogales, Arizona and McAllen, Texas
  • Demand is shifting to Florida, causing availability to tighten on the East Coast as well
  • Expect higher prices for the month of February 
Oranges/California Navel
  • 113- and 138-count sizes are limited
  • Navel supplies will be available through late May
  • New crop California Valencia production is expected to start in late April/early May
  • Florida stocks will be on the market through May; medium sizes (80- and 100- count fruit) dominate the crop 
  • Internal black spotting and bruising can occur when raw product is hauled below 18-degrees F
  • High winds, drifting snow, and slick pavements are causing highway closures; hazardous road conditions will affect both inbound and outbound trucks
  • California long-stem production will be challenging for the next 7 to 10 days 
  • Forecasts call for rain showers in the Florida growing regions this Thursday, Febuary 6
  • Mexican stocks continue to cross into South Texas and Yuma, Arizona
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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