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September 20, 2022

Green bell peppers on the East Coast are transitioning south as the cool Autumn weather sets in. Markon First Crop and Markon Essentials Green and Red Bell Peppers are available.

Green Bells

  • North Carolina is the main region with supply on the East Coast
    • Overall quality is good with all size options available
    • The summer regions in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan are slowing down
  • Georgia production is expected to start in the next 7-10 days; reported insect pressure may cause some quality issues when they start
  • California coastal production (near Hollister and Arroyo Grande) is limited due to rain this past weekend
    • Growers packed early last week to help fill orders
  • Quality is excellent; peppers are solid with good color
  • Central Mexico has limited volume crossing the South Texas border
  • Expect slightly higher markets this week

Red Bells

  • California supply out of the Hollister region is tight due to recent rain
    • Quality is excellent as suppliers harvest new fields
  • Central Mexico production is light but expected to increase to season levels over the next two weeks
  • The Canadian greenhouse season is past its peak and size has decreased; sizing is dominated by large and medium peppers
  • Expect prices to remain steady over the next two weeks

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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