Markon First Crop Strawberries are limited; Markon Best Available is being substituted as needed. New crop supplies are ample in Santa Maria, California; quality is good. Prices are steady to slightly higher than last week.
- The Salinas/Watsonville season will come to an end over the next three weeks
- Plants are stressed
- Expect smaller size and diminishing quality
- Santa Maria fall berries are exhibiting stronger texture; however, Southern California varieties exhibit paler color and odd shape
- Markon recommends loading orders in Santa Maria or Los Angeles, California for the week of October 9
- Supplies are ample; prices are steady to slightly higher