LIVE FROM THE FIELDS: Broccoli Quality in the Salinas Valley

A Markon Live from the Fields video about the broccoli quality and heat-related defects.

  • Markon First Crop Premium Broccoli Crowns are limited; Markon Best Available is being substituted as needed
  • Record-breaking temperatures have caused brown bead, decay, hollow core, knuckly texture, pin rot, and stunted growth throughout the industry
  • Yields are dropping as the crews leave the most heavily affected heads in the field
  • Supplies are expected to remain limited for the next three weeks
  • Better quality is being seen as growers move into younger fields

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for further information.


Blake Anderson
Quality Assurance

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October 12, 2017