At a Glance…
The Mexico crossings continue to be slow due to disease and recent cooler weather. Market pricing is reacting as there are problems with both the quality crossing and the quantity.
Tomatoes - West
Tomatoes - East
Florida growers are starting some newer plantings and supply will become more consistent. Pricing has increased mainly due to the decreased supply coming out of Mexico.
The market stays steady with better yields and more supply. Cooler weather has caused some purpling and some occasional yellow cast. Broccoli market stays steady with the warmer weather in Yuma.
The market is picking up on cauliflower due to the damage done by earlier colder weather. Yields are down, quality is fair and the weights are below average. The market will adjust when the warmer weather starts to impact supply.
All growing regions are in good supply and quality.
All regions are shipping good quality and supply.
Rain to start this week in Yuma and cooler weather is impacting the supply. Weights are lighter this week with misshapen heads, mildew pressure and growth cracks shipping from the desert. There is a wide range of quality available.
Florida yields equal about 50% of the 2019 numbers. Cold weather and rains have impacted the supply. Mexico has been hit with the disease which slowed the crossings. the impact of the cooler temps is the coloring up of the tomato. there is inconsistent color and quality in the box.
Lettuce ice has slowed the production this week. Harvest crews have been delayed until 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. waiting for the ice to melt. Longer impact will be blister and E-peel problems.
No problems shipping from any regions. Consistent supply and quality is available.