Asparagus markets are rising as the Northern Baja region moves past peak production. Markon First Crop Asparagus is available.
- Large sizes are tight; Central Mexico’s season has ended, concentrating all demand on Northern Baja
- Recent storms and poor field conditions are restricting machine access and slowing down harvests
- Southern Baja production has been delayed due to Tropical Storm Kay, leading to regreening of the crop
- Warm, wet conditions in Northern Baja have increased spear production, forcing growers to cut ahead of their acreage schedules; expect a medium to high likelihood of a demand-exceeds-supply situation in December
- Prices will inch higher through October as the Northern Baja season moves through their peak and volume begins to decline
- Peruvian asparagus (shipped into Florida) is supplementing the East Coast market
- Volume is strong as Peruvian growers are in peak production (September through December)
- Market pricing is lower than Mexican-grown product; aging is a concern as most imports are arriving by boat due to limited air freight
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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