Mon, Feb 19th, 2024

Dear Ole Tyme Customers:

Prices for round tomatoes are escalating. Supplies are short in all regions including Florida, and crossings via McAllen and Nogales. The challenges persist for round tomatoes from Florida, marked by reduced yields, diminished acreage, and unpredictable weather conditions. Demand has shifted to Mexico causing prices to escalate.

  • In Florida, a shortage of volume is observed due to bloom loss caused by inclement weather in January. The overall quality is rated as decent to fair, with a concentration of fruit in smaller sizes (6x6s/6x7s). Anticipate continued limited supply in Florida until the onset of spring crops in mid-March
  • Increased demand, cold weather, coupled with less acreage in Sinaloa this season has impacted Mexican roma and round tomato production. Demand remains strong, and the quality is maintained, especially with fruit peaking in larger sizes (4x4s/4x5s)
  • Grape and cherry tomato supply is on the lighter side out of FL, but prices have slightly decreased due to increased supply from MX.

Expectation: Prices are projected to stay active until the arrival of spring particularly on rounds tomatoes.

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


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