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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