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January 24, 2024

Tomato supplies are extremely tight due to recent cold, rainy weather in Florida and Mexico. Markets are elevated. Markon First Crop (MFC) Tomatoes are available.

  • Florida’s consistently poor weather has decreased supplies of round, Roma, cherry, and grape tomatoes
    • This past weekend’s low evening temperatures slowed plant growth and fruit yields
    • Small round tomatoes (6x7s) are limited
    • Expect extremely low volume for the month of February due to bloom drops and fewer acres planted
  • Mexican tomato production was hampered by rain in Sinaloa this week, further tightening stocks
    • Demand for Mexican fruit has increased due to poor conditions on the East Coast
    • New crop Culiacan fruit quality is good
    • Improved round and Roma volume is expected in early February
  • Grape and cherry varieties are extremely scarce; prices are elevated
  • Expect persistently high prices over the next week

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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