Strawberry demand far exceeds supply. Markon inspectors are predicting lower than normal volume through the month of November.
- Markon First Crop (MFC) Strawberries are available
- The Santa Maria/Oxnard growing region currently produces roughly 80% of marketed strawberries in the United States
- Supplies are extremely limited and unable to meet demand through most of November
- Quality is average; strawberries will see upwards of 25% bruising and 4% decay upon arrival
- Maintaining the cold chain will be vital for shelf-life; Markon recommends ordering for quick turns
- The Salinas/Watsonville growing region currently produces roughly 10-15% of marketed strawberries in the United States
- Volume is extremely limited; quality is average, at best
- Production will be completed in the next 10-14 days
- Volume is very low as the season is just beginning
- Currently less than 5% of strawberries marketed in the United States are grown in Mexico and shipped from South Texas
- Volume is expected to gradually increase over the next two to three weeks
- Quality is good; green shoulders and small sizing have been reported
- Production will begin after Thanksgiving in a very limited manner
- Orders are estimated to begin shipping the week of December 5
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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