Tomato prices are climbing. Harvesting is in transition on both coasts. Markets will continue to rise next week as production winds down in Florida and mainland Mexico.
- The mature green season is wrapping up in the Ruskin-Palmetto region of Central Florida
- Harvesting will start in the regions of Quincy, Florida and South Carolina in 7 to 10 days, then continue through late July
- Production will be focused in Virginia and nearby regional areas from late July through October
- Prices are escalating, especially for jumbo and extra-large sizes
- Cherry, grape, and Roma supplies are sufficient; these markets will remain steady
- Limited quantities of mature green tomatoes are being harvested in the California desert region of Indio
- All sizes are available
- Quality is excellent
- San Joaquin Valley production will start in late June and continue through the summer
- Cherry, grape, and vine ripe stocks from mainland Mexico (into Nogales, Arizona and South Texas) will remain on the market for the next two to three weeks; Roma supplies will remain available from Central Mexico (into South Texas)
- Growers in Baja, Mexico are harvesting sufficient supplies of cherry, grape, and Roma tomatoes; vine ripe volume will increase over the next month
- Baja is the main source of West Coast supplies during summer months
- The San Joaquin Valley season will begin in late June
- West Coast stocks are meeting demand, but prices will increase as production transitions and supply levels become sporadic on the East Coast
- Tropical Storm Andres is currently moving through the Eastern Pacific
- No warnings are in effect for Baja, but rain and windy conditions may affect some yields
- Markon is monitoring the system’s movement and will update if the trajectory changes
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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