UPDATE: STRAWBERRIES

November 1, 2021

Supplies remain extremely limited; pricing continues to strengthen. Expected limited supplies and elevated markets into mid-November.

Santa Maria, California

  • Plants were stripped of fruit after last week’s rains, significantly reducing harvestable berry counts per plant this week and next
  • Quality remains a challenge; concerns include: bruising, water damage, and minor wind scarring
  • Loading delays are expected through this weekend
  • Plastic clamshells will be substituted for the corrugated packs

Oxnard, California

  • Production remains limited
  • Volumes are expected to increase gradually over the next two to three weeks
  • The estimated start date for Oxnard fruit is the week of January 3

Central Mexico

  • Rain and cooler temperatures have impacted production
  • Volume is expected to increase gradually over the next two to three weeks
  • Berries will begin to cross into McAllen, Texas in early December 1

Florida

  • Harvesting will start in mid-December
  • Orders will start shipping after December 15

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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