Demand exceeds supply in all three major growing regions. Production is winding down in Mexico and Florida. Expect strong demand and tight supplies.
Santa Maria/Oxnard, California
- These regions received almost two inches of rain over the last 48 hours
- Growers continue culling rain-damaged fruit, lowering yields
- Quality concerns include soft skin, decay, white shoulders, and pin rot
- The industry is in a demand-exceeds-supply situation
- Expect strong demand and elevated markets for the next two to three weeks
Central Mexico (Loading in South Texas)
- Supplies are tightening; the season will wrap up in the next one to two weeks
- Quality is fair; green shoulders and soft fruit have been reported
- Size is small (approximately 26 to 28 berries per one-pound clamshell)
- Markets continue to increase as production declines and quality becomes an issue
- Production continues to decrease; the season will wind down over the next 7-10 days
- Quality is good; white shoulders and bronzing are problems
- Size is small (approximately 30 to 36 berries per one-pound clamshell)
- Markets continue to increase as production declines
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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