UPDATE: BRUSSELS SPROUTS

April 12, 2022

Prices for Brussels sprouts are rising. Production is limited as a result of lower yields and reduced harvesting capacity.

  • Temperatures in Mexicali, Mexico registered in the mid-90s to low 100s last week; this heat spike stalled plant growth and slowed sprout production
  • Harvests have also been sporadic due to limited labor during Holy Week
  • Size is dominated by small and medium sprouts; jumbo sizes are tighter but remain readily available
  • A limited supply of sprouts are being harvested domestically in Santa Maria, California
    • Oxnard, California production is scheduled to start mid-May
    • Salinas Valley harvests will follow in early to mid-June
  • Prices are expected to remain elevated for the next two to three weeks until yields in Mexicali rebound

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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