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October 5, 2022

Green bell peppers will transition south during the month of October. Overall markets are steady. Markon First Crop and Markon Essentials Green and Red Bell Peppers are available.

Green Bells

  • California production is adequate in Hollister; the transition to the Imperial desert will start in mid-October
    • Quality is very good with extra-large sizes trending
    • Early quality reports out of the Imperial Valley are positive as they’ve seen good weather so far this season
  • North Carolina and Georgia avoided major damage from Hurricane Ian last week
    • Overall quality is good with all size options available
    • The Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania seasons should finish this weekend with low (near freezing) temperatures in the forecast
  • Florida growers continue to assess the damage from Hurricane Ian; expect snug supplies from southern regions of the state during the month of November/early December
  • Volume is low out of Eastern Mexico (crossing the South Texas border)
  • Expect production to start in Western Mexico (into Nogales, Arizona) by mid-October
  • Prices will hold steady this week

Red Bells

  • Supplies are sufficient from California’s coastal region of Hollister; the Imperial desert season is expected to start in mid-November
    • Quality is excellent
    • All sizes are available
  • Production is snug in Central Mexico due to inclement weather in September
  • The Canadian greenhouse season is slowing down; medium and large sizes are most abundant
  • Expect prices to remain steady over the next two weeks

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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