UPDATE: CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRIES – RAIN

April 19, 2022

Rain is expected in the Santa Maria and Salinas/Watsonville, California growing regions this week.

Oxnard

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Strawberries are available
  • Production is down due to quality concerns resulting from the recent heat wave that hit the area
  • Quality is good: some heat-damaged fruit is being reported
  • Volume is anticipated to decrease this week but quickly rebound through the month
  • Expect tight supplies for the next 3-5 days

Santa Maria

  • MFC Strawberries are available
  • The forecast calls for rain on Thursday, April 21
  • Quality is good: some split tip and green shoulders being reported
  • MFC plastic clamshells may need to be substituted for the corrugated clamshells
  • Expect tight supplies for the next 3-5 days

Salinas/Watsonville

  • The forecast calls for rain Thursday, April 21 and Friday, April 22
  • Volume is low as the season is just starting to come into play
  • Supplies willl ramp up in late April, barring any unusual weather events

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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