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September 22, 2021

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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