Tag Archives: Markon Updates

Cilantro Supplies in Flux with Changing Weather Patterns

August 17, 2017 California and Mexico growing regions continue to experience adverse weather patterns (humidity and rain); Northern California growing regions are beginning to experience favorable growing conditions. Ready-Set-Serve Washed & Trimmed Cilantro remains sporadic due to erratic quality; packer label will be substituted as needed Expect yellowing and seeder issues in some finished product Days are becoming shorter and ...

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Mixed Berries Updates

August 16, 2017 Blackberries California is the primary growing region The majority of supplies are currently being grown in the Salinas/Watsonville area The season has peaked and is beginning to downtrend Warmer nights have sped up ripening times causing some softness and concerns for bleeding issues Prices are steady but poised to rise for September The Mexican season has begun ...

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Brussels Sprouts Prices Remain Elevated

August 15, 2017 Brussels sprouts supplies remain limited. Ready-Set-Serve (RSS) Brussels Sprouts and RSS Brussels Sprout Halves are limited due to industry-wide shortages The Baja, Mexico season has ended; California’s Central Coast production is light due to warmer than normal weather and increased levels of insect pressure Supplies are expected to remain limited through the month Prices are elevated

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FROM THE FIELDS: Strawberries in Salinas & Watsonville, CA

August 15, 2017 Markon First Crop (MFC) Strawberries are available. A recent trend of warm, humid weather was followed by cool, overcast conditions in the strawberry growing regions of Salinas and Watsonville, California. Plants are stressed in some lots, and Markon inspectors have observed quality concerns such as: bruising, decay, smaller size, and soft texture. Markon inspectors are working with ...

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White Russet Idaho Potatoes Update

August 14, 2017 Storage crop Idaho White Russet potatoes will be available through September 1. New crop harvesting for the 2017-2018 season will begin in early October. Temperatures have been ideal during the White Russet growth phase; very good quality and high yields are forecast 2017-2018 White Russet supplies are expected to be available through early September 2018 The White ...

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Lime Prices Expected to Rise

August 08, 2017 Tropical Storm Franklin, currently located in the Gulf of Mexico, will cause lime prices to escalate through early next week. Tropical Storm Franklin will make landfall in Veracruz, Mexico by early Thursday morning Up to 15 inches of rain and 60 mile per hour wind speeds are forecast as the storm makes impact Potential mudslides, power outages, ...

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Avocado Prices Could Reach All-Time High

August 07, 2017 The avocado market is rising quickly; supplies are extremely limited. Prices are expected to reach all-time high levels over the next few weeks. The California and Peruvian seasons are nearly finished Mexico’s summer crop is maturing slowly and inconsistently Shipments are down more than 50% Fruit must meet certain maturity levels prior to harvest No relief is ...

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Lemon Market is Easing with Ample Supplies

August 07, 2017 The lemon market is easing; prices are lower. Although California supplies are slowing down, Chilean and Mexican lemons are on the market resulting in ample supplies. Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Lemons from California are available; MFC and ESS Lemons from Mexico will be available the week of August 14 The Mexican lemon season ...

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Strawberry Quality Concerns are Increasing

August 07, 2017 The strawberry market is weak, but poised to climb following high temperatures in Salinas/Watsonville, California. Quality problems are increasing. Markon First Crop (MFC) Strawberries are available Supplies are ample in the Salinas/Watsonville, California region High day- and nighttime temperatures are causing quality concerns, including bleeding, bruising, over-ripeness, softness, and reduced shelf-life Nighttime lows have been in the ...

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Tropical Storm Franklin to Make Landfall

August 07, 2017 Tropical Storm Franklin is located 200 miles southeast of the Yucatan Peninsula, where it is expected to make landfall by Tuesday, August 8. The storm will pass over Veracruz, Mexico by Wednesday; Veracruz is the primary growing region for limes Heavy precipitation will limit harvesting hours and production over the next week Rainy weather followed by warm ...

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