UPDATE: CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRIES

July 5, 2022

Strawberry supplies are tightening; prices are poised to climb. Expect volume to continue declining in early July as the Salinas/Watsonville season moves past peak production.

Salinas/Watsonville

  • Markon First Crop Strawberries are available
  • Stocks will diminish as the season moves past its peak
  • High humidity is forecast for the next 7-10 days; fruit quality will be affected
  • Expect markets to rise as production falls and demand strengthens

Santa Maria

  • Fields are entering the back half of the season
  • Steady volume is anticipated as ideal growing weather is forecast
  • Fruit size is medium/small (23-25 per 1-pound clamshell)
  • High humidity could affect overall fruit quality for the next 7-10 days

Oxnard

  • Supplies are extremely limited; most growers are finished harvesting for the season
  • Quality is fair at best

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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