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UPDATE SUMMARY: WEEK OF JANUARY 7, 2019

January 11, 2019

Broccoli and Cauliflower

  • Expect high prices and tight supplies this week
  • Sustained cold weather has slowed maturity in the Arizona/California desert region
  • Higher temperatures are forecast over the next several days that should aid plant growth
  • Up to a quarter inch of rain is predicted for January 13-14 that could cause harvesting delays early next week

Grapes

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Lunch Bunch Grapes and packer label red seedless supplies will begin shipping the week of January 21, 2019
  • Green seedless grapes will start shipping in packer label this week
  • Grape Escape is expected to hit the market the week of January 14, 2019
  • Prices will increase as we begin transitioning from California to the Chilean/Peruvian harvesting areas

Limes

  • MFC Limes are available
  • Mexican lime shipments into the U.S. are below normal; stocks are beginning to tighten
  • Cool temperatures and wet weather has slowed growth and delayed harvests in Mexico
  • Prices will continue to rise over the next several weeks

Onions

  • Production schedules were cut short over the holiday season, reducing volume
  • Demand is strong in all regions¬†
  • Expect the market to continue inching up over the next several weeks
  • Prices will settle once Mexican and Texas-grown onions become available in February and March

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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