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September 6, 2023

Blueberry supplies are limited. Blackberries stocks are increasing. Raspberries volume is average.


  • The Pacific Northwest and Michigan seasons continue to wind down
    • Prices are elevated
    • Quality is fair
  • Peruvian import shipments are delayed, causing overall supply issues
    • El Nino conditions have raised temperatures and caused poor fruit set
    • Consistent volume is not expected until early October
  • The Mexican season is getting a slow start
    • Baja regions are starting to ramp up slowly; this week’s volume is limited
    • Adequate stocks aren’t expected until October
  • Elevated markets and limited supplies are forecast through the month of September


  • Production is winding down in the Pacific Northwest and Oxnard, California; new crop supplies are ramping up in Watsonville, California and Mexico
  • Improved weather has encouraged rapid growth and higher yields in both regions
  • Quality is very good
    • Red cell and bruising are minimal
    • Markets are slightly lower


  • Watsonville growers are shipping adequate volume; expect deep red color with the occasional over ripe berry
  • Mexican production continues to increase; expect some soft tips and broken fruit
  • Expect ample supplies and stable markets

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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