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February 22, 2022

Bell pepper markets continue to rise due to inclement weather; red bell peppers are especially snug. Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Green and Red Bell Peppers are available; packer label is being substituted as needed.

Red Bells

  • Mexican growers are struggling to keep up with demand this week
    • Cool evenings are slowing the ripening process
    • Many growers are still rebounding from late January’s harvesting flush
    • Quality is good; choice grades are tight
  • Florida harvests only a small quantity of colored bells
  • Expect prices to remain high for the next two weeks

Green Bells

  • Mexican supplies are consistent out of the state Sinaloa; however, cooler temperatures in Sonora are reducing overall volume
    • All sizes and grades are available
    • Quality is good
  • Florida production is lighter due to past cold weather
    • Quality is good: wind scarring observed in some lots
    • Supply levels are forecast to fluctuate in the coming weeks
  • Expect prices to increase slightly

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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