UPDATE: BELL PEPPERS

March 29, 2022

Bell pepper volume is low due to seasonal decline and past weather conditions. Markon First Crop and Markon Essentials Green and Red Bell Peppers are available.

Green Bells

  • Mexican fields are past peak production
    • Yields are light
    • Extra-large and large sizes are snug
    • Quality is average
  • Florida supplies are tight due to past weather conditions
    • New spring production has begun on Florida’s East Coast
    • Jumbo sizes are more readily available; small sizes are limited as older fields are phased out
    • Additional acreage in Immokalee and Plant City will be harvested in mid-April, boosting overall volume
  • California’s desert region will experience start-up delays (late April/early May) as fewer acres were planted due to limited water availability and labor shortages
  • Expect prices to remain elevated over the next two weeks

Red Bells

  • Mexican production remains low as some growers picked fields early in order to capitalize on the elevate green bell markets
    • Quality is hit and miss; scarring and color issues are the main concerns
    • Volume should increase over the next couple of weeks
  • Florida only harvests a limited amount of colored bells
  • Canadian greenhouse volume is increasing; jumbo and extra-large sizes dominate early availability
  • Expect prices to remain steady this week

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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