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Mexican growers stopped harvesting late last week. Supplies will get extremely short this week.
Supplies are steady; quality is excellent.
Supplies are steady, demand has increased, and quality is excellent.
Good supplies in the industry continue with this commodity. This market in steady. Huron is expected to begin by the third week in October and Yuma is expected to start in six weeks. Some current defects that have been reported include pinking and slight puffiness. Many suppliers are having these issues. Shorter days due to lack of sunlight will create shorter harvesting times. Weight have been averaging 41-44 pounds. Currently, supplies exceed demand.
Production is good to begin the week on all leaf items. Overall supplies exceed demand. There are quality issues worth noting on romaine and all leaf items. These issues include fringe and tip burn as well as some internal burn. Although temperatures have cooled down, the defects mentioned earlier are due to past high heats in the growing regions. The weights on romaine average 34-38 pounds. Red, green and butter leaf have also had good weights reported.
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