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November 10, 2022

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 growing regions of Hollister and Oxnard cancelled harvesting on Thursday, November 10 due to extremely muddy conditions; attached is a photo for reference
    • Crews are expected to return on Friday, November 11
    • Evening temperatures in the mid-30s are hampering the ripening process
  • The transition to the California desert region will start on November 14
  • This week’s high markets will soften over the next two weeks

Green Bells

  • MFC and ESS Green Bell Peppers are available
  • The California desert has adequate supplies
    • Crews are harvesting this week
    • Quality is very good; size is dominated by large and medium peppers
  • Georgia and North Florida growers are seeing production delays due to Tropical Storm Nicole
  • The Mexican season (into Nogales, Arizona) has started in a limited manner
  • Expect markets to increase slightly

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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