Supplies remain extremely scarce; prices will continue climbing this week but are close to reaching their peak. Packer label is being substituted to meet demand when necessary.
- Limited quantities are being harvested in Southern Baja and Sonora; many growers stopped harvesting earlier this month
- Small-diameter stalks dominate yields
- Cooler weather and shorter days combined with elevated markets have hindered maturation and reduced incentives to pack larger sizes
- Large and jumbo sizes are in strong demand; substituting standard packs is recommended to ensure orders are filled over the next two to three weeks
- Expect supplies to increase and prices to ease a bit by the first week of January, but remain elevated until Caborca growers begin harvesting in late January
- Markon is sourcing delivered options where available to help supplement short supplies in member DCs
- 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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