Update: Brussels Sprouts

August 6, 2021

The Brussels sprouts market remains elevated. Industry supplies are down due to inconsistent weather patterns affecting yields.

  • Due to inconsistent weather, growth has slowed considerably in the Salinas Valley
  • Currently, Salinas production is hand harvest only due to varying sprout sizing; machine-harvested varieties that grow uniformly were anticipated to begin next week but have been pushed back 10-14 days at minimum
  • Domestic quality is good: sporadic burn and discoloration are present in some lots due to humid and warm weather; insect pressure is also reducing harvestable yields
  • Expect elevated prices to continue for the next two to three weeks until Salinas Valley production is able to sufficiently meet current demand

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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