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November 1, 2022

California red bell peppers are extremely limited due to cold, rainy weather in the coastal growing regions. Green pepper volume is slowly increasing in the California desert area.

Red Bells

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Red Bell Peppers are extremely limited; packer label will be substituted as necessary
  • The California coastal region will see rain and low evening temperatures (34 to 38 degrees), drastically reducing supplies
  • The Coachella season is expected to start in the third week of November
  • Production will start in Western Mexico (crossing into Nogales) by mid- to late December
  • Canadian greenhouse production is winding down over the next 10 days due to limited sunlight
  • The East Coast does not produce a significant amount of colored bell peppers
  • Expect prices to climb higher this week

Green Bells

  • MFC and ESS Green Bell Peppers are available
  • Volume is increasing in the California desert region
    • All suppliers are harvesting this week
    • Quality is excellent; size is dominated by jumbo and extra-large peppers
  • Georgia and North Florida production has increased due to warmer weather
    • Quality is good
    • East Coast stocks are expected to decrease by mid-November due to previous hurricane damage
  • Central Mexico has consistent supply (crossing through South Texas)
  • The Nogales season will start in a limited manner over the next two weeks
  • Expect markets to remain steady this week

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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