Red bell pepper demand is strong; expect low yields and high prices through June. Green bell pepper markets are elevated as well, but supplies are increasing.
- Markon First Crop (MFC) Red Bell Peppers are limited; packer label will be substituted as needed for the next three to four weeks
- The California desert season is underway; however, some growers are reporting potential crop failures by late May
- A combination of temperature fluctuations, water management, and high winds are causing blossom end rot in some lots
- Tight stocks are forecast for the month of June
- The spring season has ended in mainland Mexico; summer production will start in Central Mexico (crossing into South Texas) by late June
- Canadian greenhouse volume is down due to cool/overcast weather last week
- Markon recommends substituting orange bell peppers as needed through June
- Expect extremely limited supplies and elevated prices through June
- MFC and Markon Essentials Green Bell Peppers are available
- California’s Imperial Valley season will wind down over the next few weeks; recent heat is affecting quality
- Medium and large sizes are most prevalent
- The Bakersfield, California growing season is set to start the week of June 6
- East Coast production is transitioning from Florida to Georgia over the next two weeks; quality is good
- Mexico’s spring season (crossing into Nogales, Arizona) has ended
- Expect high markets over the next two to three weeks (until new growing regions ramp up)
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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