UPDATE: CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRIES

August 16, 2022

Strawberry supplies continue to tighten; markets are rising. Expect stocks to continue to decline over the next two to three weeks with the Salinas/Watsonville season past peak production.

Salinas/Watsonville

  • Markon First Crop Strawberries are available
  • Stocks continue to diminish as the season moves past its peak
  • Size currently ranges from small to medium (20-to 24-count per one-pound clamshell)
  • Quality is good; some green shoulders and soft fruit have been reported
  • Suppliers will begin transitioning to the Santa Maria growing region in late September
  • Expect markets to continue rising over the next 7 to 10 days

Santa Maria

  • Markon First Crop Strawberries are expected to become available the week of August 29
  • Stocks are declining as fields move past peak production and into the summer season over the next two weeks
  • Size currently ranges from small to medium (20-to 24-count per one-pound clamshell)
  • Quality is good; some green shoulders and soft fruit have been reported
  • Summer crop expected to begin the week of September 19
  • Expect markets to continue climbing over the next 7 to 10 days

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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