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October 27, 2022

Bell pepper demand exceeds supply this week. Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Green and Red Bell Peppers are available; packer label may be substituted as necessary.

Green Bells

  • The California Hollister/Gilroy season is coming to an end; volume is very limited as suppliers transition to the Imperial Desert
    • The desert supply is tighter this year than in the past due to drought/water restrictions
    • Quality is very good with extra-large sizes trending
  • Georgia and North Florida production has improved after last week’s cold weather
    • Volume is expected to decrease significantly in November as many central Florida crops were damage by Hurricane Ian
  • Central Mexico has limited supply crossing in south Texas
  • Expect markets to increase over the next week

Red Bells

  • The California coastal regions are experiencing cooler overnight temperatures hindering the ripening process; supply is limited
    • Quality is very good
    • The Coachella season is expected to start the third week of November
  • Central Mexico has tight volume due to recent cool weather
  • Canadian greenhouse production is tight due to reduced sunlight; sizing is dominated by large and mediums size peppers
  • Expect prices to climb in November until the desert crop is established

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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