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December 6, 2023

Prices for small- and standard-size asparagus have fallen; the market for extra-large and jumbo sizes ranges from steady to slightly higher. Peruvian imports are shipping into Miami, Florida, while West Coast production is focused in Baja, Mexico.


  • Mexico is North America’s primary growing region; supplies are being harvested in the Mexican states of Baja and Sonora
  • Size is dominated by small-diameter stalks; large and jumbo sizes are tighter
  • Quality is strong but yields are down slightly as cooler weather and shorter days reduce harvestable supplies
  • Production will shift towards Central Mexico when the Sonora and Baja harvests wrap at the end of the year


  • The season is winding down in Southern Peru as temperatures climb
    • Most production is moving to fields in Northern Peru
    • Newer, immature fields are yielding smaller diameter stocks
  • Short-term heat is forecast, which may increase seeding and spread defects over the next three to five weeks
  • FOB pricing is comparable on both coasts

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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