UPDATE: STRAWBERRIES

December 15, 2021

Santa Maria and Oxnard, California have received upwards of 2” over the past 48 hours. Another storm is forecast for mid- to late next week. Strong markets are expected in all growing areas over the next two to three weeks.

Santa Maria, California

  • Limited (if any) harvesting is expected for the next two days; many growers have shut down for the season
  • Quality in remaining fruit will be challenged; concerns include excessive bruising and pin rot
  • Growers will be transferring Mexican-grown fruit to supplement their California orders through January

Oxnard, California

  • Suppliers are assessing rain damage this afternoon
  • Limited if any harvest expected (12/15-12/16) Wednesday & Thursday this week
  • Do not expect an increase in production until early January, depending on weather
  • Growers will be transferring Mexican-grown fruit to supplement their California shipments through January

Central Mexico (Loading in South Texas)

  • Production is ramping up
  • Demand is very strong
  • Quality is good: size ranges from 22- to 24-count berries
  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Strawberries are forecast to start shipping the week of December 20

Florida

  • Supplies are slowly ramping up and will continue to increase through December
  • MFC Strawberries should begin shipping the week of December 20

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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