Broccoli impacted by extreme heat.

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.

 

As an alternative, cauliflower supplies are readily available!