News and Stories


April 30, 2021

Florida weather has improved and increased tomato production. Supply levels in mainland Mexico will decline in May while growers slowly transition to Baja and California.


  • Florida’s improved weather has increased production;
    • Harvesting is focused in the Ruskin/Palmetto area
    • All sizes are available; rent rain has increased grading/culling measures, but final packs are of good quality
  • Vine ripe production is slowing down in the western parts of Mexico; the season will end in early to mid-June
  • Expect volume to increase in the eastern areas of Mexico as late spring harvesting gets underway
  • California’s Imperial Valley season is expected to start May 10
    • Growers will transition to the Central Valley in mid-June
    • Quality is good: no major issues are being reported
  • Prices are expected to rise


  • Florida volume has rebound to normal levels for this time of year
    • Weather has improved
    • Previous rain affected quality
    • Growers are grading/culling more heavily
  • Mexican volume is steady
    • The Baja region will ramp up over the next two to three weeks
    • Quality ranges from average to good: some green shoulders and color issues are being observed while grading
  • Expect higher prices over the next two weeks


  • Florida production has increased; quality is good
  • Mexican volume will shift throughout May from the mainland over to Baja region
  • Prices are expected to remain stable  


  • Florida has ample supplies; quality is good
  • Mexican volume is low; quality is fair
  • Prices are steady

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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