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June 11, 2024

Green bell pepper supplies are snug as both East and West Coast regions transition north; markets are up. Red bell pepper volume is adequate out of the California desert. Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Green and Red Bell Peppers are available.

Green Bells

  • The California desert season is winding down, tightening supplies
    • Extra-large and large sizes are scarce
    • Early production will start in Bakersfield this week
  • The Georgia season is finishing up
    • Choice and small sizes dominate availability
    • Quality is average
    • North Carolina growers will start harvesting jumbo and extra-large sizes this week
  • Expect prices to remain elevated until new crop harvesting is well established

Red Bells

  • Supplies are steady out of the California desert region
    • Quality is excellent
    • All sizes are available
  • Mexico’s main season (into Nogales, Arizona) has ended; Central Mexico (crossing through South Texas) will start shipping limited supplies next week
  • Canadian greenhouse yields are low after a recent flush; quality is excellent
  • Expect slightly higher prices next week

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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