UPDATE: GREEN LEAF, ICEBERG, AND ROMAINE

October 11, 2021

Green leaf, iceberg, and romaine prices continue to rise due to increased disease pressure and cooler temperatures that have reduced yields and carton weights in the Salinas Valley.

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Premium Green Leaf and Romaine are available
  • MFC Premium Iceberg is sporadic; Markon Best Available is being substituted as needed
  • Quality is good
    • Limited amounts of fringe burn, internal burn, and seeder are being detected at the field level
    • Mildew pressure is increasing
  • Iceberg harvesting will begin in Huron in mid- to late October
  • Green leaf, iceberg, and romaine production will begin in the Arizona/California desert by early to mid- November
  • Most suppliers are holding contracts to averages
  • Expect elevated markets through October

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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