UPDATE: BELL PEPPERS

July 8, 2022

Red bell pepper prices remain elevated due to extremely tight supplies; however, volume is expected to increase next week.

Red Bells

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Red Bell Peppers are limited; packer label may be substituted if necessary
  • California growers are starting production in Bakersfield; however, supplies remain limited due to past weather
    • Overall quality is good but light color, chocolate shading, and pitting are being observed in some early packs
    • Large sizes are most plentiful
  • Central Mexico has a light to steady flow of red bell supplies (crossing into South Texas)
  • Canadian greenhouses are seeing moderate volume this week
    • Quality is good
    • Extra-large peppers are most common
  • Expect markets to slowly decline over the next two weeks

Green Bells

  • MFC and ESS Green Bell Peppers are available
  • California’s San Joaquin Valley continues to harvest moderate/steady stocks
    • Quality is very good; all sizes are available
    • The Gilroy/Hollister region is expected to start production the week of July 18
  • East Coast volume has increased; however, inclement weather may hinder harvesting this weekend
    • Quality is good; large sizes are most abundant
    • Growers in Kentucky, Virginia, and New Jersey are expected to start production this weekend; Michigan will start the week of July 18
  • Expect slightly higher markets next week

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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