Round and Roma Tomato supplies are lighter as regions recover from past severe weather. Markets are higher.
- Markon First Crop Tomatoes are available
- The East Coast has lower volume due to previous tropical storms which has impacted plant health and yields
- Tennessee and North Carolina regions are expected to have a shorter season this year; additional grading is required
- Virginia fall crops are settling into moderate production with crown picks; grape quality is nice
- Expect Quincy, Florida region to begin mid-October
- California round and Roma tomato production is steady
- Round MG tomatoes from Northern California are good quality; sizes are peaking at 6×6 and 6×7
- Roma quality is good; large to jumbo sizes are more prevalent
- The Oceanside region is expected to have good supply of vine ripes over the next two to three weeks
- Mexico has steady volume as it works past previous weather
- Vine ripe and Roma volume in Jalisco and San Luis Potosi is on the lighter side due to prior rain storms; quality is good
- The Baja region is experiencing rain this week and some grape and Roma harvests are delayed; overall volume is expected to increase mid-October
- Prices should remain elevated over the next two to three weeks
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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