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November 8, 2022

Coastal California red bell peppers are extremely limited due to heavy rain and cold temperatures. Markets are escalating.

Red Bells

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Red Bell Peppers are extremely limited; packer label will be substituted as necessary
  • The Hollister and Oxnard growing regions are experiencing heavy rains over the next 24 hours
    • Harvest has been curtailed until Thursday, November 10
    • Cold evening weather is reducing overall yields and slowing the ripening process
  • The Coachella season is expected start in a limited manner on November 14
  • Mexican production (crossing into Nogales) will start mid-December
  • Canadian greenhouse production is ending due to winter conditions
  • Orange bell peppers may be substituted over the next week
  • Prices are escalating

Green Bells

  • MFC and ESS Green Bell Peppers are available
  • The California desert has steady volume; light rain this week is not expected to hinder production
    • Quality is very good; extra-large peppers are limited
  • Georgia and North Florida growers will harvest early due to Tropical Storm Nicole heading towards Florida this week
    • Light production is starting in the hurricane affected region of Labelle this week; quality is average
  • The Nogales season will start with light volume over the next week
  • Expect markets to increase heading into the weekend as demand shifts west

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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