Bell Peppers

Bell Peppers

Thurs, June 6th, 2024

Dear Ole Tyme Customers:

UPDATE: Bell Peppers

Green bell pepper market is escalating. Transition and previous rain events have tightened overall supplies, especially on choice grade.

  • California is gapping between Coachella to Bakersfield with that said it leaves us with one grower for the next few days
  • Georgia is still in their crown pepper, not a lot of choice grade available
    • Heavy rain a few weeks ago caused some bloom drop and delays on crops in Georgia, including the start of the North Carolina season
  • Eastern demand has shifted over to CA, putting further upward pressure on markets
  • Colored bells are slightly higher as Western Mexico is finished, leaving the deal primarily to the California Desert and Canada

Expectations: Expect higher prices into next week with elevated prices until we fully transition to newer growing areas.

If you have any questions, please reach out to your Sales Representative.


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