UPDATE: CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRIES

May 10, 2022

Strawberry supplies are increasing. Demand is strong even after the Mother’s Day holiday. Expect steady markets for the next seven to ten days before prices inch down.

Salinas/Watsonville

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Strawberries are available
  • Volume will increase next week as favorable growing conditions are forecast
  • Fruit size is large (14-18 per 1-pound clamshell)
  • Quality is great: firm fruit with 90%-95% color
  • Expect steady markets and ample supplies for the next seven to ten days

Santa Maria

  • MFC Strawberries are available
  • Warm weather will increase stocks will increase next week
  • Fruit size is medium (18-20 per 1-pound clamshell)
  • Quality is good: some green shoulders have been reported
  • Expect steady markets and sufficient supplies for the next seven to ten days

Oxnard

  • Supplies are extremely limited; most growers have ended the season
  • Quality is fair: bruising is being reported
  • Most growers have transitioned to the Santa Maria and Watsonville/Salinas growing regions

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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