UPDATE: BELL PEPPERS

March 2, 2022

Green bell pepper prices are rising as supplies tighten in Florida and Mexico. Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Green and Red Bell Peppers are available; packer label is being substituted as needed.

Green Bells

  • Mexican supplies are tight as some growers are between fields
    • Extra-large and large sizes are snug
    • Quality is good: extra grading is required in some lots
  • Florida yields will fall over the next two weeks due to bloom drop issues from early February’s frost
    • Quality ranges from average to very good
    • Large sizes are most plentiful
  • Expect prices to increase over the next several weeks

Red Bells

  • Mexico stocks are relatively limited
    • Small sizes are less abundant
    • Quality is good: some bruising/color issues are being observed
  • Florida harvests a minimal amount of colored peppers
  • Canadian greenhouses are expected to start production in mid- to late March
  • Expect prices to remain steady this week

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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