UPDATE: CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRIES

June 21, 2022

Strawberry supplies are ample; demand is steady. Expect volume to decline in early July as the Salinas/Watsonville season will be past peak production.

Salinas/Watsonville

  • Markon First Crop Strawberries are available
  • Volume is anticipated to climb as favorable weather is forecast
  • Extended high temperatures could affect overall fruit quality
  • Demand remains steady; no changes are expected over the next two weeks
  • The season is at its peak; volume will decline through July, causing markets to rise

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 harvesting for the season
  • Remaining quality is fair at best

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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