Strawberry Production Downtrends Due to Extreme Heat

The August 31st edition of the Legacy Market News featured weekly market updates in the produce industry, both vegetables and fruit. Here are several key takeaways from this week’s news:

  • CILANTRO: Bunched Cilantro supplies are expected to be plentiful this week. Now is a good opportunity to promote product.
  • LETTUCE: The industry will be faced with potential burn related quality challenges in the upcoming weeks from the extreme heat, and as a result we could experience crop loss. Our QA team will be intensively focused on providing the best quality possible by managing harvest times and allocating the best lots available across all commodities.
  • STRAWBERRIES: Due to the extreme heat, we expect production to downtrend. As a result of the much warmer temperatures, fruit size is down across all varieties, and even with less fruit the quality and firmness are good.
  • CAULIFLOWER: Great sizing, quality, and color. We are expecting good supplies for the next 7 to 10 days. Retail cauliflower sales have slowed compared to early in the pandemic, though sales continue to post double-digit year-over-year growth.

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