UPDATE: CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRIES

August 26, 2022

Strawberry supplies remain tight; markets are elevated. Expect stocks to continue to decline over the next two to three weeks as the Salinas/Watsonville season is past peak production.

Salinas/Watsonville

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) 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 1-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 early September
  • Expect markets to slightly decrease but remain elevated

Santa Maria

  • MFC Strawberries are available
  • Stocks are declining as fields move past peak production and into the fall season over the next two weeks
  • Size currently ranges from small to medium (20-to 24-count per 1-pound clamshell)
  • Quality is good: some green shoulders and soft fruit have been reported
  • The fall crop is expected to begin the week of September 5; low numbers are being reported now, but the crop is expected to come on quickly and steadily increase over the next month
  • Expect markets to slightly decrease but remain elevated

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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