At a Glance…
Demand continues to exceed supply on lettuce and romaine and escalated pricing is in effect. This situation is industry-wide.
Tomatoes - West
Tomatoes - East
Market is steady with most supply coming out of southeast and southwest Florida. Quality is good with occasional reports of insect damage. Central Florida is starting with steady volume of mostly larger-sized peppers.
Supply is still limited but improving out of Santa Maria, Salinas ans Mexico. Quality has improved with less yellowing and bigger crown size.
Supply remains extremely limited. Quality has improved despite market conditions, with good white color and limited yellowing or bruising. We are still 3 weeks away from better supplies.
Market remains active with strong demand. Salinas will not begin production until June. Quality overall is good with some reports of seeder, bowing, pith and insects.
Yellow onion market is active out of all areas, as Idaho winds down for the season, putting extra demand on Texas and Washington. Quality is good. California has begun light production.
Demand exceeds supply and escalated pricing is in effect. Salinas production is increasing but not keeping up with demand. Quality issues include mechanical damage, pink ribbing, growth cracks, insect damage and brittle.
Transition from Immokalee fields to Palmetto/Ruskin area is underway. Supplies are good. Quality is excellent.
Demand exceeds supply and escalated pricing is in effect. Salinas production is not keeping up with demand. Quality issues include seeders, discoloration and mechanical damage.
Washington reds are steady on most sizes and continue to leak on larger fruit. Michigan will finish all varietal apples in early May.