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August 3, 2018 – Higher–than–average daytime and nighttime temperatures in the Salinas Valley have caused industry–wide heat–related defects in commodity and value–added items. Romaine products have been hardest hit; warmer temperatures are causing internal burn, insect pressure, and seeder. Temperatures are expected to return to seasonal averages over the next several days, which will help improve quality.

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MARKET UPDATE FOR OCTOBER 15TH, 2018

MARKETS TO WATCH: AT A GLANCE

 

English Cucumber: Demand far exceeds supplies. Growers are still struggling with production. 

Oranges: Small size Valencia oranges are extremely limited with the market trending higher weekly. 

Blackberries: Supplies continue to be limited as we wait for Mexico to ramp up. 

Blueberries: Supplies remain limited as we wait for the import fruit arrivals to improve. 

East Coast Peppers: Bell pepper demand is very good with supplies tight in California. 

East Coast Regular Cucumbers: Very light supply, especially on number 1 product. 

West Coast Regular Cucumbers: Rain in Sonora this week could affect production and quality for this commodity. 

Cantaloupe: Availability and sizes remain limited. 

Honeydew: Supplies and sizes are limited this week as California production decreases. 

Watermelon: Rain in Sonora last week could affect production and or quality for this commodity. 

Carton Baking Potatoes: Rain and cool weather interrupting harvest in Wisconsin. Cold weather to hit Idaho later this week. 

East Coast Zucchini: After weeks of tight supplies, yellow zucchini supplies have gotten much better and green zucchini seems to be following suit. 

Stone Fruit: Peaches and nectarines will quickly taper off and finish for the season as we move through October. 

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