California Strawberry Harvest Update

May 11, 2017
Markon First Crop Strawberries are available. New crop supplies are ramping up in the Salinas/Watsonville region. The season in Oxnard is nearly finished. Santa Maria production is hitting its peak. Overall stocks are ample; prices are steady at low levels.
  • Markon is loading in the Santa Maria and Salinas/Watsonville regions; wind-related issues such as bronzing, scarring, and odd shape are concerns
  • Santa Maria is currently shipping the most cases followed by Salinas/Watsonville; Oxnard harvests are ending
  • Cool temperatures and dry weather for the next ten days will keep quality strong and markets stable after Mother’s Day