UPDATE: STONE FRUIT

August 18, 2022

The California stone fruit season is winding down. August rains have brought an abrupt end to peaches and nectarines.

Apricots

  • Supplies are tight
  • Size is dominated by small fruit (volume-filled 12- and 14-count packs)
  • Quality is good; sugar levels range between 12 and 14 Brix
  • Season is expected to come to end the week of August 22

Nectarines

  • Supplies are limited; season looks to wrap up the week of August 22
  • Size is dominated by larger sizes (54- and 56-count)
  • August rains have brought the season to an early end, forcing growers to walk away from the orchards due to heavy rot
  • Quality is good; growers are sorting during pack out to keep quality

Peaches

  • Supplies are tight; season looks to wrap up the week of August 29
  • Size is dominated by larger sizes (54- and 56-count)
  • The season is coming to an early end because of unseasonal August rains, forcing growers to walk away from orchards due to heavy rot
  • Quality is good; growers are sorting during pack out to keep quality

Plums

  • The California season is at it’s peak
  • California supplies are expected to run through the first week of October
  • Size is dominated by smaller fruit (60- and 64-count)
  • Expect good quality; sugar levels typically range from 14 to 17 Brix
  • Plums will be sourced from Chile until mid-January

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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