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February 12, 2024

Green bell pepper prices are rising; demand exceeds supply. Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Green and Red Bell Peppers are available.

Green Bells

  • Mexican supplies are tightening; prices are moving higher
    • Cool daytime temperatures are hindering growth, pushing back new crop harvesting start dates in Sinaloa
    • Demand is strong
    • Quality is fair; bruising and decay are occasional issues
    • Expect limited supplies and rising markets for the next one to two weeks
  • Florida stocks remain extremely limited due to weather; prices are up
    • Rain-related quality issues are present in some lots following past storms
    • Quality ranges from fair to good; supplies are dominated by choice grade
  • Expect higher prices and limited supplies over the next 7 to 10 days

Red Bells

  • Mild daytime and cooler nighttime temperatures are impacting maturity
  • Quality is fair
  • Bruising, decay, and inconsistent color are occasional issues
  • Gold bells remain limited with less overall acreage planted
  • Expect elevated markets and lower volume for the next one to two weeks

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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