Due to the heavy rains and winds brought on by Hurricane Hilary the California peach and nectarine season has ended abruptly.
- The season has wrapped up early due to rain and winds from Hurricane Hilary
- Suppliers continue culling rain-damaged fruit, leading to heavy losses
- The industry is in a demand-exceeds-supply situation
- Remaining fruit quality will be a challenge; concerns include excessive bruising and early decay
- Expect elevated markets and extremely minimal supplies
- The California season is past its peak
- California supplies are expected to run through the first week of October
- Size is dominated by small fruit (60- and 64-count stocks)
- Expect very good quality; sugar levels typically range from 14 to 17 Brix
- After the California season wraps up, plums will be sourced from Chile until mid-January
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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