Pineapple supplies remain scarce in Costa Rica, Mexico, and South America. Historically, pineapples become limited from mid-June through August. Large sizes (five- and six-count fruit) are extremely scarce while smaller sizing is also tightening. Markets continue to rise; coverage will be sporadic with pro rates and size substitutions expected over the next six weeks.
- Costa Rica is producing 95% of current pineapple volume; Ecuador and Mexico makeup the remaining 5%
- A seasonal decline in overall supply is typically expected from mid-June through August; small sizes typically dominate the market
- This season, with the adverse weather conditions experienced, supply shortages are more extreme than years past
- All sizes are limited
- Quality is good with occasional lots showing decay, softness, mold, and overripeness
- Expect heavy pro rates and size substitutions through August
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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