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October 11, 2023

California bell pepper markets are active as transition to the California desert growing region approaches. East Coast prices are on the rise as fall weather is hindering production. Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Green and Red Bell Peppers are available.

Green Bells

  • California
    • Production is winding down in Oxnard, Newhall, and Hollister, California
    • Quality is good
    • The California desert season is expected to begin in the next two to three weeks
    • Markets are rising
  • Central Mexico/East Coast   
    • Central Mexican supplies (crossing through Texas) are limited; prices are slightly higher
    • Domestic Northeastern growing regions are phasing out as growers transition to Southern growing regions
    • Georgia harvests are ramping up
      • Rain is forecast for this weekend
      • Expect lower volume next week
    • East Coast markets are higher

Red Bells

  • California
    • Supplies are ample in Hollister, Oxnard, and Newhall, California
    • Quality is good
    • Prices are softening
  • Central Mexico/Canada  
    • Central Mexican stocks (crossing through Texas) remain limited
    • The season in Eastern Canada is winding down; fall weather will slow production over the next one to two weeks

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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