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November 1, 2022

West Coast asparagus markets continue to rise as Mexico’s Northern Baja region is past peak production. Markon First Crop Asparagus is available, however larger sizes (extra-large and jumbo) are extremely limited on the West Coast.

Mexican Asparagus

  • Large sizes remain tight; Central Mexico’s season has ended, concentrating all demand on Northern Baja
  • Storm damaged fields along with warm, wet conditions last month in Northern Baja have created conditions for faster spear growth, than normal
    • Growers are now forced to cut ahead of schedules, due to the rapid growth (length), not allowing the spears to increase their diameter
  • Prices for all sizes will remain high through November as volume declines

Peruvian Asparagus

  • Peruvian asparagus (mainly imported through Florida) is being flown to the West Coast to supplement larger sizes
  • Volume is strong, as Peruvian growers are in peak production (September through December)
  • Expect overall market demand to increase as Thanksgiving nears

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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