UPDATE: BROCCOLI AND CAULIFLOWER

January 3, 2022

Broccoli and cauliflower prices are rising due to cooler weather forecast for the Arizona and California desert growing regions.

Arizona/California Desert Broccoli  

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Broccoli is available in the AZ/CA desert growing region
  • Cool weather is forecast to slow plant maturity, 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 stocks become tighter
  • 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 increase over the next two weeks as additional demand shifts from the AZ/CA desert to South Texas
  • Overall quality is good: pin rot is affecting some lots
  • Demand is moderate, but expected to pick up as West Coast broccoli stocks become tighter

Arizona/California Desert Cauliflower

  • Markon Essentials Cauliflower is limited in the AZ/CA desert growing region; packer label will be substituted as needed
  • 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 elevated and expected to strengthen as stocks become tighter
  • 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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