UPDATE: STRAWBERRIES

February 18, 2022

Prices are easing in all regions; supplies have increased due to weak demand.

Oxnard, California

  • Sunny, rain-free weather is forecast for the next 10 days; cooler morning temperatures have slowed growth slightly
  • Quality is excellent: some scarring is being reported due to the stron Santa Ana winds
  • Berry size is medium (16-18 per 1-pound clamshell)

Santa Maria, California

  • Forecasts call for freezing overnight temperatures the week of February 21
  • Expect volume to drop next week as colder weather will inhibit growth
  • Fruit is large (12-14 per 1-pound clamshell)
  • Quality is good

Central Mexico (Loading in South Texas)

  • Production is steady; volume will continue increasing through February
  • Pack counts range from 17 to 21 berries
  • Quality is good: green shoulders are being seen occasionally

Florida

  • Warm weather has increased production
  • The season will reach its peak next week
  • Quality is good with occasional overripening due to higher temperatures
  • Pack counts range from 14-18 berries

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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