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November 14, 2023

Prices remain elevated. Supplies are limited due to industry-wide quality challenges, reducing harvestable yields.

California – Salinas and Santa Maria Valleys

  • Late quality problems have arisen; cooler nighttime temperatures, shorter days, wind, and precipitation have negatively affected total production
  • External pitting, russeting, scarring, and water damage are prevalent and may lead to shorter 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 are helping to supplement the market; quality is slightly better
  • Some product grown in Northern Mexico is beginning to enter the market; fields are still delayed one to two weeks
  • Markets will remain elevated until production ramps up in mid- to late November
  • Imported ‘semi-stringless’ varieties are slightly more available at comparable pricing (LA loading)

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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