UPDATE: BELL PEPPERS

November 17, 2021

Green bell peppers will fully transition south on both coasts over the next several weeks as cooler winter weather sets in. Red bell pepper production is expected to follow in mid-December.

Green Bells

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Green Bell Peppers are available
  • California’s Coachella crops are in full production and expected to wind down by the end of November
    • All sizes are available
    • Quality is good
  • Mainland Mexico has limited quantities crossing through Nogales, Arizona this week; expect volume to increase by late November
  • Georgia has experienced cool evenings which has slowed production
  • South Florida production is also well underway with sufficient yields
    • Quality is good with some lots showing signs of bruising
    • Plant City, Florida is expected to start at the end of November
  • Prices are expected to remain steady until Mexican supplies (into Nogales) increase

Red Bells

  • MFC and ESS Red Bell Peppers are available
  • California’s Imperial Desert region is shipping adequate supplies and will run until mid-December
    • Small sizes are most prevalent
    • Quality is good
  • Sonora, Mexico is expected to start harvesting by mid-December barring any severe weather
  • The East Coast produces a limited quantity of colored peppers
  • Markets are expected to remain steady

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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