UPDATE: STRAWBERRIES

January 5, 2022

Weather in California continues to impact strawberry supplies. California stocks are limited, pushing demand to the East Coast. Prices are rising in all regions.

Oxnard, California

  • 3”-5” of rain fell Wednesday through Friday of last week; growers have been stripping plants of damaged fruit
  • This week’s cold weather is slowing re-growth
  • Production will not increase until the middle of next week
  • Growers will supplement Mexican-grown fruit for their California shipments through January; transfers are limited

Central Mexico (Loading in South Texas)

  • Production continues to ramp up
  • Demand is extremely strong; markets are increasing
  • Quality is good

Florida

  • Volume is rising slowly and will continue moving up through January
  • Demand is strong; prices are firm
  • Quality is good

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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