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October 25, 2023

Green bell peppers have begun transitioning south on both coasts; markets are steady. Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Green and Red Bell Peppers are available.

Green Bells

  • California
    • Production is winding down in Oxnard and Hollister
    • New crop Coachella and Thermal harvests have begun with increased volume expected over the next several weeks
    • Quality is good
    • Markets are steady but have the potential to become active as the transition occurs
  • Mexico/East Coast   
    • Central Mexican supplies (crossing through Texas) are limited; markets are slightly higher
    • New crop stocks from Western Mexico (crossing into Nogales, Arizona) will begin shipping in late November; recent storms may cause delays and planting gaps at the start of their season
    • Georgia/Florida production is steady
      • Expect supplies to tighten the first week of November, as cooler weather patterns move in
      • Low temperatures are forecast in Georgia and Northern Florida next week which will increase prices

Red Bells

  • California
    • Supplies are ample in the Hollister and Oxnard growing regions; volume is expected to decrease over the next two to three weeks as the transition to the Southern California desert region approaches
    • Coachella and Thermal new crop harvests will begin in early to mid-November; the domestic season will wrap up by late December
    • Quality is good; markets are steady
  • Mexico/Canada  
    • Stocks remain limited in Central Mexico (crossing through Texas)
    • Eastern Canadian production is light
    • Western Mexico (crossing into Nogales, AZ) will become primary growing region in late December/early January

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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