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December 15, 2023

Red bell peppers are extremely limited as domestic crops wind down and the Mexican season is delayed. Green bell supplies are ample; production is underway in California, Florida, and Mexico.

Red Bells

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Red Bell Peppers are extremely limited; packer label is being substituted as needed
  • Low temperatures in the California desert region are delaying the ripening process
    • Yields will remain extremely low through the end of the season in late December
    • Quality is average; achieving full red color has become an issue as growers are forced to harvest fields earlier than normal to fill orders
  • Cold weather has tightened supplies in Mexico
    • The Sinaloa season is getting a slow start due to effects of past hurricanes and rain
    • The crop typically begins in late December but supplies will not be ready until early January
  • Expect elevated prices and tight supplies through January 6

Green Bells

  • MFC and ESS Green Bell Peppers are available
  • Mexican volume is rising
    • Quality is very good
    • All sizes are available
  • The California desert supplies remain tight; the season is winding down
  • Florida has adequate stocks despite cooler weather and recent rain
    • Quality is very good; walls are thick
    • All sizes are available
  • Expect steady markets for the next 7-10 days

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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