UPDATE: GREEN LEAF, ICEBERG, AND ROMAINE

May 26, 2022

Green leaf, iceberg, and romaine supplies are steady in the Salinas Valley region of California following this week’s warm weather. Demand is strong, keeping inventory moving.

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Premium Green Leaf is available
    • Though case weights are high, overall yields are being impacted due to  lower-than-average quality
    • Problems include minimal fringe burn and weak tip
    • Insect pressure and dirt in the packs have not been an issue so far in Salinas
  • MFC Premium Iceberg and Romaine are available; Markon Best Available is being substituted as needed due to low case weights
    • Romaine lots are being affected with minimal levels of epidermal blistering and peeling, internal burn, and while INSV is present in many lots, it is easily avoided by harvesting crews
    • Iceberg markets will likely rebound a bit after a heavy slump, but ideal weather should help prices stabilize in the low teens through mid-June

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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