UPDATE: TOMATOES

January 26, 2022

Mexico tomato production is ramping up due to favorable weather, while Florida growers are facing near-freezing temperatures. Markon First Crop Tomatoes are available.

  • Mexican cherry, grape, Roma, and vine ripe tomato production is increasing out of the Culiacan, Guaymus, and Guasave growing regions due to ideal weather
    • Quality is very good
    • Overall demand is weak
    • All sizes are available
  • Florida is experiencing very cold nights (low 30s are predicted this weekend) and rain which slows plant growth and will reduce harvesting
    • Round mature green tomato quality is good, but some wind scarring is being observed
    • Roma tomato supplies are adequate; large-size crown picks are the best quality
    • Grape tomatoes volume is down slightly as some growers shift to Mexican crops
  • Expect steady round, Roma, and cherry tomato markets over the next week; grape tomatoes remain a bargain

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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