UPDATE: BELL PEPPERS

February 9, 2022

Red Bell pepper markets are bullish due to tightening supplies. Green bell peppers prices remain steady despite East Coast crop concerns.

Red Bells

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Red Bell Peppers are available
  • Mexican supplies are in a harvesting gap
    • January’s low prices caused some growers to harvest early as green peppers while others walked away from fields
    • Cooler evenings are hindering the ripening process
    • Quality is good: some defects are being observed at pack out
  • The East Coast produces a minimal amount of colored peppers
  • Expect prices to increase over the next week

Green Bells

  • MFC and ESS Green Bell Peppers are available
  • Mexican supplies are sufficient in Sonora and Sinaloa
    • All sizes and grades are available
    • Quality is good
  • Florida crops are recovering from last week’s evening frost; plant tops were compromised
    • New field growth has been stunted, while some older fields might not recover
    • Quality is average
  • Expect prices to remain stable this week

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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