Heat out west for strawberries and veggies

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Heat out west for strawberries and veggies

wearBelow-average temperatures in Florida are expected to persist all next week, while out west — from Santa Maria, CA, all the way down through Baja California and deserts of Coachella and Imperial valleys, and Yuma, AZ — above-average temps temperatures are expected to start today and last through next Wednesday. Vegetables and strawberries are currently coming out of this region.

Mexico
Starting today through next Thursday a cold front with precipitation is passing over central and southeastern Mexico.

Bajio region (Guanajuato/Queretaro): possible freeze Saturday and Sunday mornings. Affecting wet veg items.

Veracruz: Below-average temperatures today through next Thursday with possible rain next Monday through Wednesday. Keep an eye on volume and quality of Persian limes coming out of this region.

Guatemala
Same cold front going through Mexico will also affect Guatemala starting this Saturday through next Wednesday. No major issues, only below-average temperatures (10-15 degrees below average). Melons and green beans are the main crops currently coming out of this region.

For more info stay tuned and check out the Weathermelon app, which pulls data from USDA, as well as industry and weather experts and influencers.

The Weathermelon app offers consolidated lists of global growing regions for each commodity; a 10-day detail forecast for each region; current radar maps (U.S. only); estimated harvest start/end dates for each commodity; monthly average high/low temps for each region; and custom daily alerts for temperature, precipitation and severe weather based on 10-day forecasts.

Source: Produce News

By | 2018-01-12T08:43:38+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Heat out west for strawberries and veggies

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