California’s weather forecast, as of Monday, February 20, is calling for heavy rain in Santa Maria and Oxnard, California Thursday, February 23 through Saturday, February 25.
Santa Maria, California
- Two to three inches of rain could fall in those 72 hours
- If the forecast comes to fruition, harvesting will be canceled, potentially causing a demand-exceeds-supply market in California
- Markon First Crop (MFC) Strawberries are available
- One to two inches of rain is forecast for those 72 hours
- If this occurs, production will be canceled, seriously reducing volume
Central Mexico (Loading in South Texas)
- Expect to see yields decline due to heat-related quality issues
- Quality is average; soft fruit and bruising have been reported
- Size currently ranges from small to medium (18 to 20 berries per one-pound clamshell)
- Expect tight supplies and steady markets
- MFC Strawberries are available
- Yields will increase daily as the season approaches its peak
- Quality is good; some white shoulders are being reported
- Expect abundant supplies and easing prices
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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