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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.


  • 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


  • 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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