UPDATE: STRAWBERRIES

March 4, 2022

Supplies are decreasing in the regions of Central Mexico and Florida as these seasons wind down. Oxnard production is ramping up.

Oxnard, California

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Strawberries are available
  • Sunny, rain-free weather is forecast for the week of March 7
  • Quality is excellent: some scarring is being reported due to the strong Santa Ana winds
  • Volume will continue to increase over the next 10-14 days
  • Berry size is medium (14-18 per 1-pound clamshell)

Santa Maria, California

  • MFC Strawberries are available
  • Forecasts calls for cooler temperatures the week of March 7
  • Expect volume to fall next week as colder weather will inhibit growth
  • Fruit is large (14-18 per 1-pound clamshell)
  • Quality is good: green shoulders are being seen occasionally

Central Mexico (Loading in South Texas)

  • Supplies are declining Central Mexico; the season will wrap up in the next two to three weeks
  • Pack counts range from 17 to 21 berries
  • Quality is fair: green shoulders are being seen occasionally

Florida

  • Production is slowing down; the season will wind down over the next two to three weeks
  • Quality is good: expect occasional overripening due to high overnight temperatures
  • Pack counts range from 16-20 berries

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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