Cooler weather on the West Coast continues to slow production. Yellow squash demand exceeds supply.
- Yields are limited in the Santa Maria, California growing region due to cool weather (mid- to high 60s) and past rains delaying early plantings
- Yellow squash supplies are extremely tight
- Weather in Santa Maria is expected to improve next week
- Forecasts call for temperatures in the mid-70s which will increase production
- Baja harvesting is light; limited supplies are crossing through the port of entry in Otay Mesa, California
- The Mexican growing region of Sonora is effectively done for the season due to hot weather impacting quality
- Georgia yellow squash markets are higher this week due to last week’s rains
- East Coast stocks have begun to regionalize for the summer with both Georgia and North Carolina now up and running
- Expect Virginia, Kentucky, and New Jersey to follow in the coming weeks
- Yellow squash markets will continue to rise
- Zucchini prices are steady; stocks are adequate
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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