News and Stories


June 10, 2021

The green bell pepper season will start in California’s San Joaquin Valley this week. The California desert region and Canadian greenhouses are supplying excellent quality red bell peppers.
Green Bells

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Green Bell Peppers are available
  • Production has begun in the Eastern Mexico region of San Luis Potosi (crossing through South Texas); volume is light
  • California harvests are transitioning from the Imperial desert are to the San Joaquin Valley
    • Size is dominated by jumbo and extra-large supplies
    • Quality is very good
  • Georgia is the main growing region on the East Coast; stocks are sufficient
    • Quality is good
    • Expect a smooth transition from Georgia to North Carolina and local/regional deals over the next three to four weeks

Steady prices are forecast for the next two weeks
Red Bells

  • MFC and ESS Red Bell Peppers are available
  • Production in California’s Coachella Valley is down slightly; however, additional acreage will be harvested beginning next week
    • Size is dominated by large peppers
    • Quality is excellent
  • Georgia supplies are limited
  • Canadian greenhouses are harvesting consistently excellent quality stocks that range in size from extra-large to double extra large
  • Expect slightly lower prices over the next two weeks

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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