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October 31, 2022

The cauliflower market continues to escalate. Supplies are tight due to slowed plant maturity following cooler night-time temperatures in Salinas and Santa Maria, California.


  • Markon Essentials (ESS) Cauliflower is available in Salinas, California; packer label is being substituted as necessary
  • Supplies are down industry wide this week
    • Packer label cauliflower has limited availability in the Salinas and Santa Maria Valleys
    • Sizing is dominated by 16-count packs; 12-count and 9-count packs are limited as cold temperatures stall growth
    • Pin rot, damage from Diamondback moth larvae, early breakdown, off color, and brown spotting are prevalent, further limiting supplies
  • Expect limited supplies and elevated markets for a minimum of two weeks

Arizona and California Desert Growing Regions

  • Production is scheduled to begin by mid- to late November
  • The Salinas Valley season is scheduled to end by the first week of December

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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