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August 25, 2023

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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