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May 11, 2023

Bell pepper harvesting transitions will occur on both coasts during the month of May. Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Green and Red Bell Peppers are available.

Green Bells

  • California new crop California desert production has increased this week
    • Quality is excellent
    • Size is dominated by jumbo/extra-large peppers
  • Mexican stocks will decrease over the next two weeks
    • Quality is average
    • Large sizes are snug
  • Florida has moderate volume with good quality from the Plant City region
  • The Georgia season is expected to start May 15
  • Expect steady markets this week

Red Bells

  • Mexico will continue to ship steady supplies through May
    • Quality is hit or miss
    • Smaller size are most abundant
  • The California desert season is expected to start week of May 29
  • Canadian greenhouse volume is increasing; quality is excellent
  • Expect prices to decrease slightly

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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