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December 19, 2023

Supplies remain extremely scarce; prices will continue climbing this week. Packer label is being substituted as necessary to meet demand.


  • Limited quantities are being harvested in Baja and Sonora; many growers stopped harvesting earlier this month due to weak demand
  • Small-diameter stalks dominate yields
    • Cooler weather/shorter days and elevated markets have hindered maturation needed to pack larger sizes
    • Large and jumbo sizes are in very high demand
  • Overall quality has diminished; feathery tips and inconsistent stalk size are being reported
  • Expect supplies to increase and prices to ease by the first week of January


  • Production is focused in Northern Peru after temperatures in the south accelerated and yields declined
    • Minimal volume is being imported to the U.S. (via Miami, Florida)
    • Many Peruvian growers are prioritizing the more lucrative European market
  • FOB costs remain comparable from both regions, though some freight savings are available for Eastern DCs
  • Expect high prices and extremely tight supplies into early February

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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