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November 29, 2022

Green bell peppers are transitioning south on both coasts. Supplies are snug from past storms and recent cold weather. California’s cool evenings are hindering red bell pepper ripening.

Green Bells

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Green Bell Peppers are available
  • The California desert season is winding down; volume is low due to cold evening temperatures as the transition to Mexico begins
  • Mexican stocks are adequate in Sonora; however, cool evenings in Culiacan, Sinaloa are hindering fruit growth
  • The Georgia season is ending this week; quality is average
  • Central/South Florida growers are harvesting limited supplies from hurricane-affected crops; quality is hit or miss
  • Expect markets to increase over the next two weeks

Red Bells

  • MFC and ESS Red Bell Peppers are available
  • Cool evening temperatures in the California desert are slowing the ripening process
  • Quality has improved; large sizes are most abundant
  • Mexico’s primary red bell season is expected to start in late December
  • Prices will remain steady this week

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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