California bell pepper production is increasing following Hurricane Hilary. Markets are steady to slightly lower. Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Green and Red Bell Peppers are available.
- The Oxnard and Newhall, California growing regions were the most affected by Hurricane Hilary; some flooding has been reported
- Growers were able to pack ahead in anticipation of the storm, limiting shortages
- Production is returning to normal in West Coast growing regions following improved weather
- Quality is good; scarring and mechanical damage are occasional issues
- Markets are slightly lower as production increases
- Central Mexico/East Coast
- Central Mexican supplies crossing through Texas remain steady with decent quality
- East Coast markets are steady; North Carolina, New York, New Jersey, and Michigan are all seeing sufficient volume
- North Carolina may see lighter production this week as Tropical Storm Idalia makes its way across the southeastern states
- The Pennsylvania season has started in a light way; volume is expected to increase over the next three weeks
- East Coast markets are steady but may become active this week as a result of the approaching storm
- Oxnard and Bakersfield harvests were hampered by the storm last week; fields are still drying out
- Markets are steady but should soften in the next 7-10 days as production returns to normal
- Quality is faring better than anticipated; light scarring has been reported
- Despite heavy rains and flooding last week, Coachella growers are not extremely concerned with the fall desert crop plantings; some replanting may be needed in affected fields
- Central Mexico/Canada
- Central Mexican supplies crossing through Texas are steady; quality ranges from good to fair
- Canadian greenhouses are seeing steady volume and decent quality
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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