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July 25, 2023

Bell pepper harvesting is transitioning on both coasts; prices are steady. Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Green and Red Bell Peppers are available.

Green Bells

  • California
    • The Bakersfield season is ending
    • Fresno and Santa Clarita new crop green bell production is ramping up
    • Quality is very good; color is vibrant
    • Supplies are ample; markets are stable
  • Central Mexico/East Coast
    • Stocks out of Central Mexico (crossing into South Texas) are adequate
    • North Carolina production is winding down; New Jersey and New York are now the primary source for green bell peppers on the East Coast
    • Michigan and Ohio will start harvesting in a limited manner this week
  • Prices are level; demand is moderate
  • Quality ranges from good to fair

Red Bells

  • California
    • The Bakersfield season is winding down
    • Fresno and Santa Clarita new crop production is expected to begin in two weeks
    • Supplies will increase as new growing regions ramp up
    • Expect steady markets during the Central and Southern California transitions
  • Central Mexico/East Coast
    • Canadian greenhouse volume is lower this week
    • Central Mexican supplies (crossing into South Texas) remain limited
    • Expect stable prices over the next two to three weeks

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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