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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