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December 12, 2023

Green leaf, iceberg, and romaine lettuce supplies are abundant in the Arizona and California desert growing regions. Markets remain depressed despite holiday demand and lettuce ice events.

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Premium Green Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine are readily available in the Arizona and California desert
  • Quality is very good; shape, size, and texture are meeting MFC brand specifications
  • Yesterday’s low temperatures resulted in moderate lettuce ice in most of desert growing areas
    • Harvests were delayed one to four hours to allow heads to thaw
    • Minor to moderate lettuce ice is forecast again later this week
    • Epidermal blistering and peeling are not expected to develop as of now
  • Markets will remain relatively flat at low levels through December

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information

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