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December 21, 2023

Broccoli and cauliflower prices are rising in the Arizona-California desert region. Markets for both commodities are set to climb through this week. Volume will fall due to rain and low temperatures.


  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Premium Broccoli Crowns are available in Yuma, Arizona and Mexico (into South Texas)  
  • Quality ranges from fair to good, but is poised to get worse due to poor weather; cat eye, brown bead, and yellowing will increase in orders shipping on or near the new year
  • Mexican-grown product is available for loading in South Texas at slightly lower FOB costs
    • Quality is better than in domestic stocks
    • Both Northern and Central Mexican regions are producing ample supplies
  • Overall markets are expected to climb through the next two to three weeks
  • Barring any heavy storm activity, Mexico should maintain a price advantage through at least late December, if not into January


  • Markon Essentials (ESS) Cauliflower is available in Yuma, Arizona
  • Quality is diminishing; reports of discoloration/spotting, ricing, and early breakdown will increase through the new year due to precipitation and low temperatures
  • Prices will continue to climb this week but stabilize amid stagnant demand next week

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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