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August 22, 2023

Blueberry volume continues to decline; markets are rising. Blackberry and raspberry supplies are slowly increasing and should meet demand in September.


  • Overall production is increasing in California growing regions
  • Insect pressure from recent humidity has caused availability to tighten domestic stocks
  • Inclement weather is slowing production in Mexico but it’s expected to improve in the next 7-10 days
  • Quality is slowly improving as September nears


  • Pacific Northwest harvests are winding down fast
    • Prices are rising
    • Availability is tightening
  • The Michigan season is expected to end over the next one to two weeks; production is finished in New Jersey
  • Mexico will start fall crop production next week; expect sufficient supplies in mid-September
  • The Peruvian season is expected to begin in early September
  • Expect limited stocks and elevated markets over the next two to three weeks


  • Watsonville is shipping ample supplies
  • Mexican production is expected to increase over the next several weeks
  • Expect occasionally overripe fruit in California; yellow tones are being reported in some Mexican berries will exhibit occasional yellow tone
  • Ample supplies are good quality are forecast as the industry heads into September

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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