UPDATE: STRAWBERRIES

November 18, 2021

Strawberry supplies are extremely limited as production winds down in Santa Maria, California. Demand is strong; prices will remain elevated through early December.

Santa Maria, California

  • Quality continues to be a challenge; crews are culling up to 50% of fruit to keep packs as clean as possible
  • Production is down 65-70% in some fields
  • Decay is a quality problem following recent California rain events
  • Supplies will remain extremely limited for the next three weeks
  • Plastic clamshells will be substituted for the corrugated packs

Oxnard, California

  • Volume remains limited; harvesting has been impeded by rain over the past few weeks
  • Production is expected to increase over the next two weeks

Central Mexico

  • The season has begun; volume is beginning to increase following inclement weather
  • Size is small (approximately 32+ berries per 1-pound clamshell)
  • Limited quantities have begun to cross into McAllen, Texas; volume will increase in late November/early December as size improves

Florida

  • Harvesting has begun in a very limited way; fruit will hit the market in the next two weeks
  • Orders for Markon First Crop Strawberries are estimated to begin shipping the week of December 6

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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