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November 2, 2023

Markets are lower for small- and standard-size asparagus and steady to slightly higher for extra-large and jumbo sizes. Peruvian imports are shipping into Miami, Florida, while West Coast product is focused in Baja, Mexico.


  • Mexico is North America’s primary growing region; supplies are being harvested in the MX states of Baja and Sonora
  • Size is dominated by small-diameter stalks; large and jumbo sizes are tighter
    • Seeder and feathery tips are reducing quality; packer brands are being substituted when stocks don’t meet Markon First Crop specifications
    • Quality will improve as newer fields are harvested in the southern end of the Baja Peninsula and on Mexico’s West Coast
  • Production will shift towards Central Mexico when the Sonora and Baja harvests wrap up for the year


  • Volume is close to the annual average in Southern Peru despite El Nino weather that lowered yields through the summer months
    • Heat in the short- and long-term forecast may increase seeding and spread defects over the next three to five weeks
    • The high likelihood of another El Nino pattern this winter is threatening to keep Peruvian volume low for next year as well
  • FOB pricing is comparable on both coasts

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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