Seasonal harvesting transitions and inclement weather from recent hurricanes will cause volatile markets on both coasts. Supplies will be limited for the next six weeks.
- Production is winding down in Virginia and other regional areas
- Quality has been compromised by the significant amounts of rain over the last month due to Tropical Storm Erika and Hurricane Joaquin
- The arrival of cool temperatures is bringing the end to most seasonal programs
- A few growers have started to harvest in Northern Florida (Quincy), but won’t have significant volume for at least two weeks
- The Ruskin-Palmetto season will begin in late October, but early stocks will be limited due to heavy rain during the planting period
- Volume will increase for the winter season by mid-November
- California production will continue for another two to three weeks
- Last week’s rain interrupted some harvesting schedules
- Cooler nights and shorter days are starting to slow maturity; fields scheduled for harvest this week are being delayed into next week
- Prices will be high while California struggles to meet demand
- Baja growers are between crops; the next fields will be ready for harvest in two to three weeks
- Current yields are low due to inclement weather during the growth cycles
- Cherry, grape, Roma and vine ripe supplies are limited; demand is strong
- Adequate supplies from Central Mexico are crossing into South Texas; prices are climbing due to increased demand
- Romas from early northern crops in mainland Mexico (into Nogales, Arizona) will be available by late October
- Cherry, grape and vine ripe production will start in November and December, followed by mature green harvesting in January
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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