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April 11, 2023

Bell pepper supplies are tight due to a reduced labor force over Holy Week; volume will recover over the next few days. Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Green and Red Bell Peppers are available.

Green Bells

  • Mexican stocks are adequate; however, they will generally decrease through April
  • The California desert is experiencing warm weather this week which will increase growth
    • Previous storms during planting have delayed crops by two weeks
    • Light harvesting will begin in late April
  • Florida volume is lower due to recent rains; production will start next week in the Plant City region
  • Expect markets to increase over the next two weeks

Red Bells

  • Stocks are fairly snug in Western Mexico and will diminish over the next month
  • Quality is improving in Central Mexico as some new spring crops come into play
  • Canadian greenhouse supplies will ramp up over the next week; expect excellent quality
  • Markets are poised to increase in April

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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