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February 1, 2022

Florida bell peppers avoided major frost damage this past weekend; however, growers are still evaluating crops. The Mexican markets have increased due stronger demand. Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Green and Red Bell Peppers are available.

Green Bells

  • Florida growers are reporting minimal damage after temperatures fell as low as 27˚F for a few hours early on Sunday, January 30
    • Frost was observed on top of pepper plants, delaying growth
    • Expect production to decrease over the next two weeks
  • Mexican supplies are tighter; growers have cut back production due to last week’s low prices
    • Extra-large peppers are limited
    • Cooler evenings are expected in Sonora later this week, tightening supplies further
  • Expect prices to increase this week

Red Bells

  • Mexican supplies are steady; best quality is coming from high-tech/greenhouse growers
    • All sizes are available
    • Cooler evenings will slow production this week
  • The East Coast produces a minimal amount of colored peppers
  • Expect prices to rise slightly

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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