Broccoli suppliers are experiencing heat-related issues in Salinas and South County over the past few weeks. Attempts to keep the damaged product out of boxes continue, but this eﬀ ort lowers yields per acre, creating a shortage. These circumstances are expected to continue for a minimum of 2-3 more weeks. Product has been aﬀected industry-wide. We are seeing brown break, yellow/brown bead, and pin rot in broccoli.
Look for the broccoli market to climb and become extremely tight due to these quality issues. Broccoli ﬂorets are also included in these issues.