UPDATE: CENTRAL VALLEY HEAT

August 30, 2022

Excessive heat in California’s San Joaquin Valley (ten to fifteen degrees above average) from Friday, September 2 through Tuesday, September 6 will impact multiple commodities.

High temperatures (ranging from 106ºF to 112ºF) will reduce harvesting hours, and may cause softness, reduced sugar, shrivel, and sunburn in the below crops:

  • Bell Peppers
  • Cantaloupe
  • Corn
  • Eggplant
  • Grapes
  • Honeydew
  • Oranges
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon

Markon recommends ordering for quick turns and maintaining the cold chain to maximize quality and shelf-life.

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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