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July 20, 2023

Cilantro markets continue to fall; supplies are increasing on California’s Central Coast.

  • Ready-Set-Serve (RSS) Washed & Trimmed Cilantro is available
  • Quality has improved from prior weeks; yellowing and premature breakdown are much less prevalent
  • The primary quality issue has been seeder, brought on by high temperatures in the growing regions
    • Warm weather and long days encourage reproductive growth in plants; frilly shoots are being observed in final packs (see photos)
    • While mostly an aesthetic defect and almost impossible to detect once product has been processed/chopped, Markon is working with suppliers to minimize
  • Younger plantings from Salinas, Santa Maria, and Oxnard, California are entering the market with less seeder
  • Markets are expected to remain relatively low for the next one to two weeks

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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