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August 3, 2022

Cilantro prices are elevated; supplies are extremely tight.

  • Quality concerns and low yields will limit Ready-Set-Serve Cilantro over the next 10-14 days
  • Harvestable yields have fallen due to monthly above-average temperatures and humidity across California, especially in inland growing regions
  • Volume is substantially lower, down by up to 60% in some lots, across in the primary growing regions of Oxnard, Lompoc, Santa Paula, and Santa Maria, California
  • Tip burn, disease pressure, seeder, increased stem length, and yellowing are prevalent
  • Expect shorter shelf-life caused by heat heat-related stress as well as decay, especially on processed items
  • For those that can make the switch, substituting into unprocessed bunched 30- and 60-count pack sizes will lead to better fill rates
  • Expect high markets through August, as newer plantings reach maturity

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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