The Mexican grape season is expected to wrap up by the end of next week, as the California season plans to start about July 6.
The combination of California’s blueberry season ending early and the Pacific Northwest’s starting late should lead to higher prices for the next week or two.
The unseasonably hot temperatures currently being recorded in California’s Salinas Valley and other West Coast growing regions are raising serious concerns at Markon Cooperative over quality and shelf-life for many key fruit and vegetable crops.
Idaho potato shippers are running through their supplies from storage, and already the Norkotah crop has been exhausted, leaving Burbank variety until new crop arrives.
Consumer demand for strawberries shows no let up after the Mother’s Day holiday push, and California growers are ready for it.
Celery prices have about doubled in the past few weeks as the crop transition has led to light supplies.
The Mexican tomato season is winding down causing Roma and vine-ripe prices to rise.
Both red and green bell pepper markets remain high as Mexico’s volume winds down and domestic supplies increase.
The California navel season is nearing its end with growers expecting to ship through the end of May.
Strawberry prices remain strong with limited supplies from California thanks to rain.