UPDATE: BELL PEPPERS

July 19, 2022

Overall green bell pepper stocks are tightening due to harvesting transitions. Red bell pepper supplies are increasing in California; markets are slowly decreasing.

Green Bells

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Green Bell Peppers are available
  • California’s San Joaquin Valley is past peak production; supplies are steady
    • Quality is good
    • Large sizes and choice grades are most abundant
    • The Gilroy/Hollister region will start harvesting in a limited manner on July 25
  • East Coast stocks are tighter this week as North Carolina crops wind down; growers are moving to new regions
    • Quality is average
    • Choice grades and small sizes dominate availability
    • New Jersey is harvesting large peppers; volume is increasing
    • Many small local harvests are up and running in Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, and Michigan
  • Expect slightly higher markets this week

Red Bells

  • MFC and ESS Red Bell Peppers are available
  • Growers in California’s Central Valley are finally reaching adequate volume
    • Overall quality is very good
    • All sizes are available
  • Central Mexico (crossing into South Texas) has limited availability; quality is very good
  • Canadian greenhouse volume has dipped as growers work through typical production cycles
  • Prices remain high, but are expected to slowly decline over the next two weeks

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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