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January 17, 2024

Orange, red, and yellow bell pepper supplies are extremely limited; demand exceeds supply. Green bell pepper volume is improving; supplies are ample. Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Green Bell Peppers are available.

Orange/Red/Yellow Bells

  • Mexico’s cold weather and frost last week has slowed fruit ripening; demand exceeds supply
    • Quality is good; green cast is the primary concern
    • Supply is tight this week; warmer weather in the forecast will help ripen fruit
  • Yellow and orange pepper supplies are tight; suppliers are struggling to meet demand
  • Some suppliers in Mexico have enacted disaster clauses on contracts
  • Expect higher prices this week

Green Bells

  • Florida supply remains light due to consistent inclement weather affecting harvest schedules and yields; quality is average and all sizes are available
  • Mexico production is increasing and warmer weather this week will further improve supply; quality is good
  • Expect slightly lower markets over the next two weeks; overall supplies are ample

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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