UPDATE: CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRIES

September 2, 2022

California’s heat wave will impact all strawberry growing regions over the next five to six days. Higher-than-normal day and nighttime temperatures will stress fruit and tighten supplies. Markets will remain elevated.

Salinas/Watsonville

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Strawberries are available
  • Forecasts call for 80 to 90 degree days with nighttime temperatures in the high 50s to mid-60s
  • Quality concerns include bruising and soft tips
  • Sizing is expected to be 20-24 pieces per one-pound clamshell
  • Maintaining cold chain will be vital for shelf life; Markon recommends ordering for quick turns

Santa Maria

  • MFC Strawberries are available
  • Forecasts call for80 to 90 degree days with nighttime temperatures in the high 50s to mid-60s
  • Quality concerns include bruising and soft tips
  • Sizing is expected to be 14-18 pieces per one-pound clamshell
  • Maintaining cold chain will be vital for shelf-life; Markon recommends ordering for quick turns

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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