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November 13, 2023

Prices are active; harvesting transitions are underway on both coasts. Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Green and Red Bell Peppers are available.

Green Bells

  • California
    • Hollister and Oxnard growers are expected to finish their final harvests this week
    • Volume is steady in the Coachella and Thermal growing regions of Southern California
      • The season is past its peak
      • Expect volume to decrease over the next three to four weeks
    • Quality is good
    • Markets are rising as production transitions wrap up
    • Strong demand for Thanksgiving is expected to further increase prices over the next two weeks
  • Mexico/East Coast   
    • Supplies will begin shipping out of Western Mexico (crossing into Nogales, Arizona) at the end of November/early December; Hurricane Norma disrupted early plantings, delaying the start of the season by one to two weeks
    • Stocks out of Central Mexico (crossing through Texas) are limited
    • Production is steady in Georgia and Florida; East Coast markets are beginning to inch up due to increased holiday demand

Red Bells

  • California
    • Supplies are limited in Hollister and Oxnard growing regions as the season winds down
    • New crop harvests are expected to begin in a limited manner in Coachella and Thermal next week
    • The California domestic season will wrap up by late December
    • Quality is good; markets are climbing as we enter harvesting transitions
  • Mexico/Canada  
    • Stocks remain limited in Central Mexico (crossing through Texas); quality is fair to good
    • The season in Western Mexico (crossing into Nogales) is expected to begin in late December/early January; growers anticipate low volume to start due to early planting disruptions caused by past heavy rains
    • Canadian production is minimal as the season nears its end

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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