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March 21, 2023

Green bell pepper markets are higher due to tight supplies. Red bell peppers are increasing. Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Green and Red Bell Peppers are available.

Green Bells

  • Mexican stocks are tightening as older fields struggle to produce adequate yields
    • Larger sizes are extremely snug
    • Some new crop harvesting will start this week; however, Mexico’s spring volume is typically lower
  • The East Coast is harvesting new spring crops in South Florida however recent winds will affect quality
  • The California season will be delayed up to two weeks due to recent strong winds and rainstorms
  • Expect elevated prices to persist until spring crops are well established

Red Bells

  • Mexican supplies are starting to increase due to new crop production in the Culiacan region
  • Overall quality is mixed, with the best quality coming from high-tech growers
  • Steady volume is expected to continue in Canada through early April
  • Prices should remain fairly steady

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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