UPDATE: LIMITED CHILE SUPPLIES

November 9, 2021

Chile supplies, including Jalapeno, Serrano, and others specialty varieties as well as tomatillos, are extremely tight due to poor weather and harvesting gaps between growing regions. Markets are elevated.

  • The Baja peninsula chile season is quickly ending; fruit quality is degrading due to the age of the plants
  • The states of Sonora and Sinaloa, Mexico’s next growing region for chiles experienced severe storms in early fall that affected plant maturity
    • Supplies are extremely tight
    • Quality is marginal
    • Several growers in Southern Sinaloa are replanting after suffering torrential tropical rains several weeks ago
  • Georgia has experienced cooler weather, reducing jalapeno volume
  • Florida jalapeno harvests are slowly starting this week; however, specialty chiles aren’t expected until the Plant City season begins in two weeks
  • Expect high prices over the next two to three weeks

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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