New crop fruit imported from Mexico. Takes longer for the fruit to ripen. Markets are moving downward.
The Bakersfield crop is in full production. Growth is good and starting to yield good precentages of Jumbo size and supplies are increasing. Supplies of baby peeled carrots are good too.
Rain and wind in the California growing regions have caused mold, bruising and white shoulders on the strawberries. Supplies are limited.
Demand exceeds supplies for the next several weeks in the Calfornia growing regions. The summer crop peaked in mid-June, bringing high volume early in the season. The lowest point of harvesting will be mid-July.
The Mexican growing regions are providing some relief supplies. The California and Baja-Mexico growing regions should have new crops in a few weeks, as long as the weather is fair.
Supplies remain steady with more crowns versus bunches available. Quality is good from the Salinas and Santa Maria growing regions.
Rain and high tempereatures in the West are still causing rustiness in leaf lettuces. Chopped romaine has been effected the most dramatically.