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February 1, 2024

Roma and round tomato volume is increasing in Mexico; markets are falling rapidly. Florida crops remain snug due to January’s inclement weather. Markon First Crop (MFC) Tomatoes are available.

  • Mexican Roma and round tomato production is ramping up quickly in Culiacan, Sinaloa due to favorable weather
    • Growers are breaking into new fields planted after fall hurricanes
    • Large rounds and Romas (4×4 and 4×5 packs) dominate availability
    • Grape and cherry tomatoes are slowly increasing as supplies recover from prior crop damage and plant disease; elevated prices are inching down
  • Florida’s tomato volume is low due to January’s poor cyclical weather; demand has shifted to the West Coast
    • Growers are mainly harvesting crown picks in new fields as previous crops were heavily damaged and being sent to processors
    • Small round tomatoes (6x7s) are tight
    • February stocks will be extremely limited due to January bloom drops and fewer acres planted for this timeframe
  • Expect Roma and round tomato prices to decrease significantly this week

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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