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November 14, 2023

Artichoke supply is very limited; small and medium size packs (18- through 36-count) are tight.

  • Recent colder weather, low nighttime temperatures, and a fall heat wave has stunted flower growth and drastically reduced maturation
  • Suppliers are primarily packing 12-count sizes, allowing flower size to increase before harvesting
  • Expect low volume out of all growing regions through the end of the year
    • Oxnard, California is the primary growing region at this time; production is light
    • The Castroville growing region season will end this week
    • The Coachella growing region will begin limited production by mid-December
    • Mexican supplies will begin in a limited manner next week and increase through December; volume will not be adequate enough to lower markets
  • Expect light volume and elevated prices through January as current harvesting strategies pay off and growing regions begin to overlap

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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