UPDATE: TOMATOES

March 15, 2022

Tomatoes prices remain low as both Florida and Mexico have ample inventory. Markon First Crop Tomatoes are available.

  • Western Mexico has abundant stocks of all varieties including round, Roma, grape, and cherry
    • The Baja Peninsula is also providing light but consistent supplies of round tomatoes
    • Harvesting transitions to new spring growing areas will occur over the next two to three weeks
    • All sizes are available; large fruit (round 4×4 and 4×5) is expected to scale down this week
    • Grape tomatoes remain plentiful
    • Overall quality is very good with no major issues to report
  • Florida volume is slightly lower yet still meeting current demand
    • Mature green and Roma crops (currently extra-large and large fruit) will decrease in size over the next two weeks
    • Grape tomato harvesting is in the first pick stage
    • Quality is very good for all varieties
  • Growers in Northern Florida and South Carolina are assessing potential damage after freezing temperatures this past weekend
    • The June harvesting region of Quincy, Florida might require replanting or experience potential gaps
    • Upcoming weather will play a factor
  • Expect markets to increase slightly as April approaches

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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