UPDATE: STRAWBERRIES

November 15, 2021

Supplies remain extremely limited; pricing continues to strengthen. Expect volume to decline through the Thanksgiving holiday.

Santa Maria, California

  • The region received 1/4” of rain on Tuesday; which has further impacted supplies
  • Growers continue to remove rain-damaged fruit; as a result production is down 65% in some fields
  • Quality concerns include decay, pin-rot, and water damage
  • Expect volume continue to decline for the next few weeks
  • Plastic clamshells will be substituted for the corrugated packs

Oxnard, California

  • Volumes remain limited
  • Fall crop production is expected to increase over the next 2 weeks

Central Mexico

  • Production has begun; volume is expected to increase as weather improves
  • Quality is improving with recent cooler weather; sizing has increased
  • Limited quantities have begun to cross into McAllen, Texas; volume will pick up in late November/early December

Florida

  • Harvest has begun in a very limited way; will start to see fruit in the market in the next few weeks
  • Markon First Crop orders are estimated to begin shipping the week of December 6

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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