WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Apples: Expect gapping on Golden Delicious to continue. Small, low grade Fuji apples are extremely tight. WA Gala apples to start later this week/early next week.
Avocado (California): As California and Peru wrap up their season, we will enter September with a strong market. Mexico becomes the main source of supply.
Avocado (Mexican): The industry will see a strong market for the Month of September.
Citrus (Oranges): Demand exceeds supplies on small sizes oranges 113’s/138’s due to schools being back in session. It is advised to send orders in advance to help allocate and strategize orders.
Onions: Super colossal and colossal yellow onions are limited.
Potatoes: 40 count through 70 count and #2 potatoes are limited. Advanced lead time on russet orders crucial during this time period.
Potatoes (Colored): #2 grade for red potatoes remain limited.
TRANSITIONS AND TEMPERATURES
Potatoes: Norkotahs are the main variety in Idaho and other regions. Wisconsin to start next week.
Potatoes (colored): Wisconsin has started up with limited volume. Idaho has begun with light supplies of red; expecting better volume first week of September.
Onions: Idaho/Oregon and Washington are in production with excellent quality. Limited supplies in New Mexico and California as those seasons wind down.
Berries (Raspberries): Raspberry production will begin to increase over the next few weeks out of Mexico
A Peak at Peak Seasons
Berries (Strawberries): Salinas / Watsonville declining in numbers