UPDATE: TOMATOES

August 25, 2022

Tomato markets continue to rise. Rain along the East Coast and Mexico has reduced overall supply, shifting demand towards California. Markon First Crop Tomatoes are available.

  • Alabama, Tennessee, and the Northeast region have seen significant rain this week, hampering the harvest of round and Roma tomatoes
    • Previous heatwaves and rain this season have reduced quality and yields
    • Virginia is seeing excellent grape tomato quality
  • Water restrictions led California growers to plant fewer Roma and mature green tomatoes this year
    • Demand has increased for California fruit
    • Lower priced Roma tomatoes are an attractive option
    • Overall quality is good
  • Mexican Roma, cherry, and grape tomatoes are very limited; farmers are assessing and recovering from monsoon rains and flooding this past weekend
    • Trucks dealing with delays and closed roads have posed transportation challenges
    • Quality is good, especially on grape varieties
    • Supplies will increase in mid-September when early fall production starts
  • Expect prices to continue rising over the next two weeks

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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