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CROP UPDATES

STRAWBERRIES

strawberry

Mexico

Quality: Quality is good with healthy plants and a strong flower set.  

Volume: Production is slowly starting to increase as the season starts.  

Pack Counts: Conventional: 18-22 

Santa Maria

Quality: Quality is good with some pin rot and deformed tips.

Volume: Volume is steady. Size anticipated to return with regulated weather pattern. 

Pack Counts: Conventional Fall Crop: 20-26; Organic Fall Crop: 26-32-34 depending on ranch; Organic Spring Crop: 28-32  

Watsonville/
Salinas

Quality: Quality is fair with some green fruit and decay. The season is expected to wind down over the next few weeks because of heat, rain, and pest pressure.  

Volume: Production is starting to wrap up for the season; volume will decrease into November.  

Pack Counts: Conventional: 20-24; Organic: 28-32 

BLUEBERRIES

blueberry

Argentina/
Uruguay

Quality: Quality is good on arrival.  

Volume: Production is steady with peak production expected in early November.  

Mexico

Quality: Quality is good with excellent size and bloom.  

Volume: Production is increasing.  

Peru

Quality: Quality is excellent.  

Volume: Production is steady and expected to increase in early November.

RASPBERRIES

raspberry

Mexico

Quality: Quality is good with nice size and firm fruit.  

Volume: Production is steady and anticipated to increase towards November.  

Watsonville

Quality: Quality is fair. 

Volume: Production is decreasing as the season winds down.

 

BLACKBERRIES

blackberry

Mexico

Quality: Quality is very good with nice size and occasional red cell.  

Volume: Production is steady as peak volumes wind down.  

Watsonville

Quality: Quality is fair.  

Volume: Volumes are decreasing with light production expected to continue through November.  

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