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November 16, 2023

Markon First Crop (MFC) Broccoli Crowns are available in Yuma, Arizona; Markon Best Available (MBA) is being substituted in South Texas.

California – Salinas and Santa Maria

  • Brown bead, small size, and yellowing are the chief quality concerns as the final acres of the season are harvested
  • Prices are easing as growers are finishing final harvests before moving to more arid desert climates

Arizona/California Desert – Yuma, Imperial, and Coachella

  • Large-scale production has begun; new crop quality is strong
  • Prices are slightly elevated as compared to the Salinas and Santa Maria markets

Mexico (into South Texas)

  • MBA is being packed due to the heavy presence of hollow core, but overall crown quality is good
  • Mexican product remains available in South Texas at lower FOB markets; expect a wide price spread between the West Coast and South Texas through mid- to late December
  • Steady supplies and relatively stable markets are forecast for the next two to four weeks

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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