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April 26, 2023

The California desert green bell pepper season will start over the next week. Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Green and Red Bell Peppers are available.

Green Bells

  • Mexican supplies are adequate; however, quality is decreasing due to older crops
    • Medium and small sizes are dominant
    • Thin walls are prevalent this week
  • The California desert production is limited to one grower this week
    • More will begin harvesting this weekend
    • Jumbo and extra-large peppers dominate early picks
  • Florida has moderate volume; the Plant City season is well underway
  • Expect slightly lower prices this week

Red Bells

  • Mexico volume has decreased and quality is average at best
    • Scarring and chocolate color are seen in some choice-grade packs
  • The Canadian greenhouse season is ramping up
    • Large sizes dominate availability
    • Quality is excellent
  • Expect prices to decrease slightly

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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