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June 21, 2024

Tomato production is transitioning further north on both coasts over the next two weeks. Romas and grape tomatoes are snug; markets are slightly higher due to poor weather and lower volume. Markon First Crop (MFC) Tomatoes are available.

  • Mexico is shipping Roma, round, cherry, and grape tomatoes out of Baja and Eastern Mexico
    • Tropical Storm Alberto will disrupt some harvesting in Eastern Mexico over the next week
    • Overall quality is good; all sizes are available
  • California’s recent hot weather (108F) is stressing plants and reducing yields in Coachella
  • The Central Valley season has started in a light way with more growers expected to begin shipping July 15
  • Eastern Coast tomatoes will transition north over the next month
    • The Quincy/Northern Florida season ended this week
    • Arkansas is harvesting adequate quantities of round and Roma tomatoes; growers will ship through the first week of July
    • Summer regional harvests will start in Alabama on June 23, in North Carolina on July 1, and Tennessee on July 5; expect peak volume two weeks after commencing
  • Expect slightly higher grape and Roma prices over the next two weeks during transitions to new regions

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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