Recent erratic weather patterns in the Arizona and California desert regions have resulted in decreasing supplies of romaine; the market is rising rapidly. Iceberg stocks are sufficiently meeting demand though some weights are light due to inconsistent growing conditions; prices are fairly steady.
- Markon First Crop (MFC) Premium Romaine is available
- Quality is good: freeze-related blistering/peeling and fringe/internal burn are present in some lots, but most defects are being trimmed at harvest
- Industry supplies of romaine are forecast to rebound in two to three weeks, pending weather
- Romaine markets will be elevated into early March
- MFC Premium Iceberg is limited; Markon Best Available (MBA) is being substituted as needed due to light weights
- Quality is very good: epidermal blistering/peeling and growth crack are sporadic issues
- Supplies are plentiful; however, light weights, small size, and fluctuating densities are affecting some lots
- Pricing is forecast to remain steady to slightly higher through February
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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