- Supplies from the Salinas and Santa Maria valleys are diminishing as the season comes to an end
- Widespread pin rot continues to impact the appearance and shelf-life of crowns
- Cooler weather, especially low nighttime temperatures, and rain in the forecast this week will slow head maturation and possibly increase the occurrence of mildew in finished packs
- Expect elevated markets and limited supplies until the third week of November
- Cauliflower markets continue to escalate as supplies are becoming increasingly limited
- Supplies from the Salinas and Santa Maria valleys are extremely tight; the desert region has not come online yet, creating a potential for a gap for most suppliers
- Quality is poor throughout the industry
- In addition to pin rot, early breakdown, off color, brown spotting, and low temperatures this week will slow growth and reduce yields at the field level
- Suppliers are cutting ahead of scheduled acreage to avoid quality defects
- 12-count packs will be extremely limited
- 16-count cases will dominate availability as growers are forced to harvest immature fields
Arizona and California Desert Growing Regions
- Production is scheduled to begin by mid- to late November
- The Salinas Valley season will conclude by the first week of December
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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