UPDATE: BELL PEPPERS

August 4, 2022

Green bell pepper supplies are increasing as mid-summer harvesting is fully underway. Markon First Crop and Markon Essentials Green and Red Bell Peppers are available.

Green Bells

  • California’s Gilroy/Hollister region is in peak production
    • Quality is excellent
    • All sizes are available
  • East Coast supply has increased as the August growing regions of Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, and Michigan (among others) are in full production
    • Quality in the new regions is good
    • Large sizes dominate the crop
    • Harvests are being affected by heat along the East Coast and rain in the Tennessee/Ohio regions
  • Expect lower markets over the next two weeks

Red Bells

  • California supply is meeting demand
    • Production is in the Fresno region
    • Overall quality is very good
  • Extra-large and large sizes are abundant
    • Expect Santa Maria and Gilroy/Hollister regions to begin harvesting in mid- to late August
  • Central Mexico production (crossing into South Texas) will continue steadily until September (when volume increases)
  • Canadian greenhouse stocks are tight, yet quality is excellent
  • Prices are expected to remain steady this week

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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