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December 6, 2023

Current Arizona-California desert region prices are low, but the market is set to climb slightly through this week as demand strengthens. Favorable weather is aiding growth; supplies are ample.


  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Premium Broccoli Crowns are available in Yuma, Arizona and Mexico (into South Texas)  
  • Quality is good; very minimal cat eye, brown bead, yellowing, hollow core, and/or bracketed structure are being observed
  • Mexican-grown product is available for loading in South Texas at slightly lower FOB costs; recent varietals have been performing well as this region progresses through their peak production period
  • Overall markets are expected to climb over the next two to three weeks
  • Barring any heavy storm activity, Mexico should maintain a price advantage through at least mid-December, if not further into January


  • Markon Essentials (ESS) Cauliflower is available in Yuma, Arizona
  • Quality of new crop supplies is strong
    • Reports of discoloration/spotting, ricing, and leafy curds are very minimal
    • Head size is consistent
  • Prices will increase this week as supply and demand stabilize

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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