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June 1, 2023

The California desert red bell pepper season started this week. Green bell fields are flush with fruit; markets are lower. Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Green and Red Bell Peppers are available.

Red Bells

  • The California desert season started ahead of schedule this week
    • Quality is excellent
    • Large sizes dominate crops
  • Mexican harvests are slowing; quality ranges from average to poor
  • Canadian greenhouses continue to ship consistent volume and good quality
  • Early season California prices are high; expect a downward trend over the next ten days as production ramps up

Green Bells

  • The California desert is flush with peppers at very with low prices
    • Quality is excellent
    • Color is light green
  • The main Mexican season has ended; limited shipments are still crossing into South Texas
  • Georgia stocks are increasing
    • Quality is good
    • All sizes are available
  • Expect low prices this week

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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