UPDATE: BROCCOLI AND CAULIFLOWER

December 9, 2021

Broccoli and cauliflower markets are expected to increase due to cooler weather forecast for the Arizona and California desert growing regions.

Broccoli  

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Broccoli is available in the CA/AZ desert growing region
  • Cool weather is forecast to slow growth, resulting in fewer available supplies over the next 10-14 days
  • Overall quality is good: pin rot is affecting some lots
  • Demand is moderate, but expected to strengthen as the holiday pull ramps up
  • Expect Arizona and California prices to increase over the next 10-14 days

Mexican Broccoli (into South Texas)

  • MFC Broccoli is available (loading in South Texas)
  • Supplies have rebounded following unseasonably low temperatures; prices are anticipated to remain fairly steady over the next two weeks
  • Demand is moderate, but expected to strengthen as the holiday pull ramps up
  • South Texas broccoli is expected to be $7.00 to $8.00 cheaper than stocks from the West Coast

Cauliflower

  • Markon Essentials Cauliflower is available in the CA/AZ desert growing region
  • Cool weather is forecast to slow growth, resulting in fewer available supplies over the next 10-14 days
  • Quality is strong with great color and ideal size
  • Demand is moderate, but expected to strengthen as the holiday pull ramps up
  • Expect Arizona and California prices to increase over the next 10-14 days

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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