At a Glance…
Hurricane Michael did more damage to southeastern crops than expected. Supplies will be tight on commodities including bell peppers and tomatoes until Florida winter crops come online in November.
Tomatoes - West
Tomatoes - East
Hurricane Michael did more damage to crops than expected. Western Georgia and central South Carolina lost most of their crop, and eastern Georgia is seeing scalding that reduces yields. Expect tight supplies until Florida winter season starts.
Market remains tight as colder nights have slowed the growing process in Salinas & Santa Maria. Quality is fair with slight purpling, some mechanical damage, and occasional yellow cast. Supplies will remain tight into next week.
Supplies are beginning to tighten up. Overall quality is good, with minor bruising and some yellow cast. Supplies are not expected to improve into next week.
Both supply and demand are steady. Overall quality is good, and supplies are expected to remain steady into next week.
Market is steady on all colors and sizes. Idaho is still harvesting and expected to finish in early November. Quality is good out of all areas.
Market is steady. Some quality issues continue, including mechanical damage, puffiness, and misshapen heads. Huron is expected to be in production by next week, with Yuma to follow in mid-November.
Quincy is finished for the year due to hurricane damage. Ruskin/Palmetto crop is expected to come online the week of October 28 with light yields. Market is expected to remain tight into early November.
Market is firm and supplies are moderate. Quality issues include twisting, fringe burn, and mechanical damage. Hearts will have light availability into next week.
Supply is plentiful out of all growing regions. All varieties are available out of Washington, New York, California, Pennsylvania and Michigan. Overall quality is good.