UPDATE: CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRIES

June 9, 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
  • Temperatures have been in the 70 to 80 degree range
  • The forecast calls for abnormally high temperatures through Sunday
  • Extended high temperatures could affect overall fruit quality
  • Quality is excellent: firm fruit with 90%-95% color
  • Demand remains steady, but higher temperatures are expected this weekend which should aid growth
    • Supplies are forecast to increase slightly over the next five to seven days
    • Markets are poised to make a gradual decline

Santa Maria

  • Fields are entering the back half 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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