News and Stories


May 18, 2021

The California green bell pepper season is well underway. Red bell pepper production starts next week. Harvesting is winding down in Florida and Mexico.
Green Bells

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Green Bell Peppers are available
  • The Mexican season is winding down
    • Extra-large supplies are limited
    • Quality is good
  • The California desert season is in its fourth week of harvesting
    • Supplies are ample
    • Quality is excellent
  • East Coast growers have reduced production as crops transition from Plant City, Florida to Georgia over the next one to two weeks
    • Large and medium sizes dominate supplies
    • Quality is average
  • Expect steady prices over the next two weeks

Red Bells

  • California growers will start shipping MFC and ESS Red Bell Peppers the week of May 24
  • Mexican supplies have increased a bit; growers are harvesting the last crops of the season over the next two to three weeks
  • California’s Coachella Valley season is starting later this week
    • Size is dominated by large peppers
    • Quality is excellent
  • East Coast production is transitioning from Florida to Georgia over the next few weeks; red and yellow peppers are limited in this region
  • Expect steady to slightly lower prices over the next two weeks

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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