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October 18, 2023

Markon First Crop (MFC) Broccoli Crowns are available in Salinas, California.

California – Salinas and Santa Maria Valleys

  • Brown bead and yellowing remain the primary quality concerns, as we approach the end of the 2023 Salinas and Santa Maria seasons
  • Hollow core with bracketed crown structures are being observed in many lots
  • Erratic weather is affecting industry supplies
  • Overall, markets are expected to stay slightly elevated as stocks remain low; West Coast acreage will diminish leading into the harvesting transition to the Arizona/California desert region

Arizona/California Desert – Yuma, Imperial, and Coachella

  • Most suppliers will starting production by the first or second week of November
  • Warm weather is creating no cause for concern as growers begin to harvest their first fields

Central Mexico

  • Markon Best Available (MBA) is being packed due to the heavy presence of hollow core, but overall crown quality of crowns is good
  • Mexican product remains available in South Texas at lower FOB pricing
  • Steady supplies are forecast for the next three to four weeks at minimum

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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