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August 17, 2023

California new crop bell pepper production is struggling to keep up with demand; markets are elevated. Hurricane Hilary is expected to further tighten supplies and increase West Coast markets next week. Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Green and Red Bell Peppers are available.

Green Bells

  • California
    • Hollister, Oxnard, and Newhall production is continuing to ramp up; supplies remain light
    • New crop production is expected to increase over the next two weeks, pending outcome of Hurricane Hilary
    • Quality is good; supplies are peaking on larger sizes
  • Central Mexico/East Coast
    • Central Mexican supplies are light with decent quality
    • East Coast supplies are lighter following summer rains in New York, Ohio, and Michigan
    • Pennsylvania and New Jersey are expected to start new crop harvest in the next two to three weeks
    • Canadian greenhouse supplies are steady with good volume
    • East Coast markets are steady but are expected to rise next week

Red Bells

  • California
  • The Bakersfield, California season is expected to finish next week; Fresno, Newhall, and Oxnard, California production is slowly ramping up
  • Markets are higher this week as crops transition; supplies are limited
    • New crop quality is good; stocks are peaking on medium/large sizes
    • Hurricane Hilary may disrupt production in Oxnard, Newhall, and Fresno, CA next week
  • Central Mexico/Canada
    • Central Mexican supplies are limited; markets are steady with good quality
    • Canadian volume is light; supplies are expected to increase over the next one to two weeks

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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