UPDATE: CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRIES

May 24, 2022

Strawberry supplies are ample; demand is steady. Expect low prices for the next two to three weeks.

Salinas/Watsonville

  • Markon First Crop Strawberries are available
  • Volume is anticipated to climb as favorable weather is forecast
  • Fruit size is large (14-18 per 1-pound clamshell)
  • Quality is excellent: firm fruit with 90%-95% color
  • Expect lower markets and good supplies for the next two to three weeks

Santa Maria

  • Fields are entering the peak of the season
  • Warm weather has increased stocks
  • Fruit size is medium (18-20 per 1-pound clamshell)
  • Quality is good: some green shoulders have been reported

Oxnard

  • Supplies are extremely limited; most growers are finished for the season
  • Remaining quality is fair at best

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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