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December 16, 2022

Markon First Crop (MFC) Baby Tuscan Lettuce supplies are extremely limited.

  • The first plantings of Baby Tuscan Lettuce were planted on schedule (mid-September in California’s Imperial Valley)
  • Approximately two weeks after planting, California’s Imperial Valley growing region received a torrential rain and hail event, damaging the young crop and reducing stands by approximately 50%
  • Suppliers are struggling to adequately fill current demand as they work through the impacted plantings
  • Limited supplies are expected until the week of January 9, when growers are able to enter second plantings unaffected by rain and hail storms
  • Markon is working to recover with other baby lettuce varieties; suppliers are all struggling with harvestable volumes due to crop loss following the rain and hail event

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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