Bell Pepper Prices on the Increase

May 23, 2017
Bell pepper prices will rise over the next two weeks as supplies in South Florida wind down and the Coachella, California season reaches its end.
  • Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Green Bell Peppers are sporadic; MFC and ESS Red Bell Peppers are available
  • The heavy precipitation that is forecast this week in Georgia may disrupt new crop harvests
  • Temperature spikes in the Coachella Valley, reaching up to 111° this week, will limit production
  • Expect fewer supplies and higher prices in all regions over the next two weeks as inconsistent weather reduces volume
  • Quality issues may include bruising, scarring, and wind damage