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UPDATE: Tomatoes

May 17, 2017
The tomato market continues to climb as late season supplies in Florida and Mexico decline quickly. Expect elevated prices across all varieties through mid-June as production transitions between multiple regions.
Florida Production
  • Warm weather in mainland Mexico throughout the winter season accelerated production and caused the season to end earlier than normal
  • Below-average stocks in Central Florida will create a demand-exceeds-supply market over the next three weeks
  • East Coast supplies will remain tight through mid-June as growers move north into Georgia, Tennessee, and the Carolinas
California and Mexico Production
  • Cool temperatures in Baja, Mexico have slowed new crop production of the Roma and vine ripe varieties
  • California’s San Joaquin Valley (the main summer growing region) is slated to start by June 20
  • Southern California production is underway, but early crop volume will not meet the increased demand
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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