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