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.
- 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
- 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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