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December 14, 2022

Tomato markets are beginning to ease due to favorable growing conditions in Mexico. Markon First Crop Tomatoes are limited; packer label will be substituted as necessary.

  • The Mexican growing region of Culiacan experienced warm weather in early December, aiding plant growth
    • Round and Roma tomatoes will start shipping in a limited manner this week and build to favorable numbers by late December
    • Grape tomato supplies are increasing this week; cherry tomato stocks are tight
  • Production is winding down in Central Mexico and the Baja peninsula; quality is average
  • Volume is low in the Florida regions of Ruskin/Palmetto and Immokalee
    • Size is small
    • New crops planted after Hurricane Ian will start in Naples on December 25
    • Normal winter volume will be achieved by January 1
  • Expect prices to gradually decrease over the next two weeks

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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