UPDATE: STRAWBERRIES

April 5, 2022

Strawberry prices will remain elevated through next week; California supplies are limited due to last week’s rainfall but anticipated to increase quickly.

Santa Maria, CA

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Strawberries are available
  • Quality is good: some water-damaged fruit is being reported
  • Production is down this week due to water-damaged fruit caused by last week’s rain
  • Volume is anticipated to increase quickly in the coming weeks
  • Expect elevated markets and tight supplies for the next 5-7 days

Oxnard, CA

  • MFC Strawberries are available
  • Quality is good
    • Berries are firm with 90-95% color
    • Plant health is strong after last week’s heavy rainfall
  • Production is down this week due to water-damaged fruit from last week’s rain
  • Volume is low but anticipated to increase quickly
  • Expect elevated markets and tight supplies for the next 5-7 days

Salinas/Watsonville, CA

  • Volume is low as the season is just starting to come into play
  • Supplies are expected to ramp up in late April, barring any unusual weather events

Central Mexico (Loading in South Texas)

  • Supplies are extremely limited; most growers have ended their season
  • Quality is fair: heat-related issues are being reported
  • Most growers have shifted to their California growing programs

Florida

  • The season has come to an end as heavy rainfall hit the region last week
  • All fruit being harvested is being sold to local markets

Georgia

  • Light harvesting is underway
  • Expect supplies to increase in early May

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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