UPDATE: TOMATOES

August 25, 2021

Round, Roma, and grape tomato inventories have been affected by poor weather in many growing regions; markets are slightly elevated due to stronger demand.

  • Markon First Crop Tomatoes are available
  • The East Coast growing regions received significant rain from Tropical Storms Fred and Henri over the last week, significantly affecting production
    • Tennessee and North Carolina crops are seeing some short-term quality issues; additional grading is required
    • Virginia grape and cherry tomato volume has dipped; quality remains good
  • California round and Roma tomato production is steady
    • Round tomatoes from Northern California are seeing some quality issues from prior heatwaves
    • Roma quality is very good; large sizes are more prevalent
    • The Oceanside region is harvesting predominately large-size Vine ripe and Roma stocks
  • Central Mexico received enough rain from Hurricane Grace to disrupt production; major damage was avoided
    • Vine ripe and Roma crops are increasing in Jalisco and San Luis Potosi; large sizes are most abundant
    • Baja Roma and grape tomato crops are tightening as some growers are finishing for the summer season; quality is good
    • Another tropical storm is forming in the Caribbean and may impact Mexico later this week
  • Prices are expected to remain elevated over the next one to two weeks

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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