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October 14, 2022

Green bell pepper markets are rising due to strong demand. Cooler weather and growing region transitions are occurring on both coasts. Red bell pepper supplies are tight.

Green Bells

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Green Bell Peppers are available
  • California production out of the Hollister/Gilroy area is winding down
    • Quality is good; all sizes are available
    • The California desert season (Coachella) will start late next week with limited supplies
  • The Georgia and North Florida growing regions are slightly behind schedule due to recent weather; volume is tight
    • Quality is good
    • North Carolina will experience cool weather next week, pushing their season to a close
  • Central Mexico has limited volume crossing through the south Texas border
  • Expect prices to continue rising

Red Bells

  • MFC and ESS Red Bell Peppers are available; packer label may be substituted during transition
  • The California regions of Hollister and Oxnard are experiencing cooler temperatures, slowing down the ripening process
    • Supplies are tight; some suppliers will skip harvesting on Saturday to help color deepen
    • Bell pepper quality remains strong
    • Central California’s Le Grande season will end early next week; the Coachella season will start in mid-November
  • Central Mexico has limited volume due to recent cool weather
  • Canadian greenhouses production is slowing down due to overcast weather
  • Expect prices to increase next week

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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