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June 21, 2024

Although temperatures have remained steady, growers have finished the season in Oxnard due to depressed markets; production will end early in Santa Maria. With strong Fourth of July demand beginning next week, prices will become active.

Santa Maria, California

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Strawberries are available
  • Quality is good
  • Pack fill ranges from 21 to 24 berries per 8/1-pound clamshell and 32 to 40 per 4/2-pound packs
  • Size is dominated by small and medium fruit
  • Occasional overripening and light bruising are being reported
  • Expect markets to rise

Salinas/Watsonville, California

  • MFC Strawberries are available
  • Size ranges from 15 to 17 berries per 8/1-pound clamshell and 30 to 32 in 4/2-pound clamshells
  • Quality is good; expect full color and sweet flavor
  • Fanning, misshaped berries, and light bruising are being reported
  • Medium to large fruit dominate pack outs
  • Expect markets to rise

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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