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UPDATE SUMMARY: Week of November 7, 2016

November 10, 2016


  • California’s Salinas Valley season will end by the week of November 21; harvesting will ramp up in Oxnard, California over the next several weeks
  • Growing conditions are ideal
    • Quality is excellent
    • Pith is a minor issue caused by recent rains
  • Strong demand for Thanksgiving and harvesting transitions are causing the market to spike
  • Prices will remain elevated through the winter as fewer acres were planted in Oxnard

Idaho Potatoes:

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Burbank and Norkotah Potatoes are readily available (shipped from storage)
  • New crop White Russet supplies are also on the market
  • Quality is very good for all three varieties, including Burbank, Norkotah, and White Russets; expect fewer bruises in White Russet stocks
  • The market is steady to slightly lower than last week; supply exceeds demand


  • MFC Cantaloupe and Honeydew Melons will be available through November 26, 2016
  • Offshore cantaloupes and honeydews from Guatemala will arrive in Florida over the next week; supplies will be on the West Coast market by early December
  • Large-size melons will dominate stocks while growers harvest early season crops
  • Expect prices to rise over the next several weeks as supplies diminish

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.


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