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July 20, 2022

California storage supplies from the 2021 harvest have been depleted. New crop supplies will begin shipping next week. Ready-Set-Serve (RSS) Peeled Garlic from California is extremely limited; packer label peeled garlic from Mexico is being substituted as needed.

  • California growers have depleted their 2021 storage supplies
  • Most processors of peeled garlic will be utilizing Mexican raw product over the next two weeks to help bridge the gap
    • Pungency and oil content is lower than California garlic but better than Chinese garlic
    • Some lots are showing brown spots and translucency issues; overall quality is average
  • New crop harvesting in CA is underway; supplies will begin shipping July 25
    • Freshly harvested garlic needs a few weeks to dry out before peeling can take place
    • New crop supplies have a strong odor, slightly more bruising, and slightly more moisture than storage crop
  • Stocks of RSS Peeled Garlic will increase significantly the week of July 25 with full shipments resuming the week of Aug 1

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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