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October 19, 2023

Prices remain elevated. Supplies continue to be limited due to industrywide quality challenges, but availability has increased this week as warm weather aided growth.

California – Salinas and Santa Maria Valleys

  • Late quality problems have arisen; cooler nighttime temperatures, shorter days, wind, and precipitation have had a deleterious effect on total production
  • External pitting, russeting, scarring, and water damage are prevalent, leading to shortened shelf-life; heavy culling has reduced yields at the field level
  • Expect limited supplies to persist as the season winds down over the next two to three weeks

Imports – Northern Mexico and Peru

  • Peruvian supplies are tight but helping to supplement the market and exhibiting slightly better quality
  • Product grown in Northern Mexico is set to enter the market in late October
  • Markets will remain elevated until production ramps up in mid- to late November

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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