UPDATE: BELL PEPPERS

September 16, 2021

Bell peppers are transitioning to fall crops and new regions in the East. Prices are rising.

Green Bells

  • Markon First Crop and Markon Essentials Green Bell Peppers are available
  • California’s growing regions volume is light as they transition to fall production blocks
    • XL sizes are limited; quality is very good
  • The East Coast will have lighter supplies as production transitions to Georgia and the Carolinas over the next one to two weeks
    • New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Michigan harvest areas are tight; quality is average in the more mature fields
    • Many local deals have finished due to end of the season and/or previous weather affecting production and quality
  • Central Mexico summer season crossing into South Texas is slowing down; quality is good, and all sizes are available
  • Expect markets to increase

Red Bells

  • Markon First Crop and Markon Essentials Red Bell Peppers are available
  • California supplies are lower overall due to increased demand
    • Quality is excellent; thick walls and good color
  • Canadian greenhouse supply is lighter due to weather (overcast/rain); XL size is limited
  • Central Mexico greenhouse peppers crossing into South Texas have new crops and excellent quality
  • East Coast volume is tight; prices are elevated
  • Markets are expected to increase slightly

 

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

 

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