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Gold Pineapple

COSTA RICA

We have hit the ground running as we come out of the Christmas and New Years holiday closures. Harvest crews are operating at full capacity ahead of schedule because of the added nutrition and shift up in crop size for our US contract customers. Heavy rains and some temperature drops have occurred over the previous 2 weeks. These events are typical for this time of year and are why we religiously apply the crop products needed to avoid the environmental stress on the plants. They are necessary to reduce the severe swings in natural floration production that would be seen 6 months later.

Watermelon

June is starting out with good availability on watermelon from all regions, and we should continue to see above average availability throughout June. Availability from FL is about average on 36ct, above average on 45ct, and well above average on 60ct. Availability from TX is about average on 36ct, above average on 45ct, and well above average on 60ct. Availability from Nogales is declining, and domestic production from Southern CA and AZ is just ramping up, but between the two regions availability is a little below average on 36ct, about average on 45ct, and well above average on 60ct.

Tomato

Michoacan has continued to have colder weather over the beginning weeks of 2024 slowing production down tremendously. We will continue to have lite supplies as we continue into February with the majority of product having a lighter color.  Plants will continue to produce, but tomatoes will take longer to color up. As we move into warmer weather, we will see some relief in product availability.