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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 April 6th, 2020



Avocados: Market remains active. Although food service has come to a halt, retail is keeping this market alive and active. 

Imported Carrots: Peeled baby carrot packs are improving in production volume as growers catch up with demand. 

Blueberries: Supplies are steady and markets are firm this week, but we expect better production and sharper prices as we move through April. 

Blackberries: Supplies remain limited but steady. Markets are firm this week. 

Raspberries: Good supplies with promotional opportunities available. 

Strawberries: Oxnard is the main production region currently. Supplies are consistent. Demand is still very strong. Markets are slightly lower. 

Limes: Limes are at the end of the Mexican season and rain in the growing regions is limiting harvest and overall supplies for another week. 

Green Grapes: Storage fruit is limited and markets are climbing. This will be the case until we transition into Mexico. Quality is good with darker color. 

Red Grapes: Steady supplies and markets. We are into storage fruit, so we will watch quality closely. 

California Oranges: Due to high demand at retail, plus weather and labor shortages, navel oranges will be tight until things settle. Small size Navels (113/138’s) continue to be limited. Larger sizes are mor plentiful. 

Potatoes: Retail demand driving markets on consumer bags and smaller size potatoes Some lots may exhibit peepers and light mold

Onions: Markets lower with exception of medium sizes; retail demand active. Northwest storage supply is winding down for the season. 

Stone Fruit: Import season is done with very little fruit remaining. Nectarines are done, peaches will finish in a week or so and plums will phase out by the end of the month.