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September 20, 2023

Production continues to decline in Salinas/Watsonville. Santa Maria’s new fall strawberry crop harvesting is in full swing.


  • Markon Frist Crop (MFC) Strawberries are available
  • Stocks continue to diminish as the season is past its peak and is expected to finish in late October
  • Size currently ranges from small to medium (20 to 24 berries per one-pound clamshell)
  • Quality is good; some softness and early decay have been reported

Santa Maria

  • MFC Strawberries are available
  • Fruit size is 16 to 24 berries per one-pound clamshell; recent warmer temperatures are producing uneven sizing in clamshells
  • Quality is good; some softness and white shoulders have been reported
  • Expect steady markets and strong demand for the next two weeks

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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