News and Stories


February 01, 2018

Heat in the Arizona//California Desert Region

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Premium Green Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine Lettuce supplies are available; quality is very good
    • Record-high temperatures hit the Arizona/California desert region earlier this week causing quality issues
    • Harvesting crews have worked diligently to remove defects and leave affected heads behind
    • Arizona/California desert region iceberg, leafy green, and mixed leaf item growth is ahead of schedule by 10 to 14 days


  • MFC Limes are available from Mexico (loading in McAllen, Texas)
  • Prices are rising due to heavy rainfall in Mexico
  • Excessive moisture can lead to increased stylar/end break down in raw product
  • Retail demand will increase this weekend for Super Bowl LII; the market should remain elevated through March


  • MFC Washington D’Anjou Pears are available; quality is excellent  
  • Washington Bartlett pear supplies will be depleted next week
  • The new crop 2018-2019 Bartlett pear season is expected to start in mid-August
  • 2018-2019 new crop D’Anjou production is forecast to begin late August

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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