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November 22, 2022

The Southern California desert red bell pepper season is underway. Green bell pepper supplies are tightening due to cold weather.

Red Bells

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Red Bell Peppers are limited; packer label may be substituted as necessary
  • The California coastal seasons in Hollister and Oxnard are finishing up this week
  • Harvesting is underway in Coachella, California with light volume; cold evenings are slowing the ripening process
  • Mexico’s greenhouse stocks are limited; expect high volume by mid- to late December from the Sinaloa region
  • Elevated markets will persist this week; relief is expected after the Thanksgiving holiday

Green Bells

  • MFC and ESS Green Bell Peppers are available
  • Cold evenings in California’s desert regions (with a high of 30°F), are hindering fruit production; supplies are tightening
  • The Georgia season will end in late November
  • Florida has limited volume due to hurricane-affected crops
  • Mexican bell peppers are increasing; flush volume is expected the week of December 9
  • Expect markets to increase slightly next week

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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