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October 29, 2021

Iceberg markets are fairly steady at extremely high levels.

  • Markon First Crop Premium Iceberg is extremely limited; Markon Best Available will be substituted due to low weights for the next two weeks
  • Disease pressure continues to reduce yields, causing some growers in the Salinas Valley to finish their season earlier than anticipated
  • Overall quality is good
    • Inconsistent texture, mildew pressure, and wind damage are being reported
    • Elevated levels of pinking may develop in the coming days due to excessive nitrogen from heavy rainfall earlier this week
  • Iceberg production is underway in Huron, California; harvesting will continue through late November
  • A handful of growers in the Yuma, Arizona region will begin harvesting next week; the majority of suppliers will be fully transitioned the week of November 15
  • Expect sustained active/elevated markets through the harvesting transition to the Arizona/California desert region

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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