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California Heat Wave

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The second heat wave to hit California over a period of two weeks affected several crops. Some summer fruits such as watermelon, tomatoes and melons like the heat but if it gets past 110 degrees for an extended period of time, the plants become stressed, interrupting its production cycle and preventing necessary nutrients from reaching the plant. One of the most affected were Meyer lemons and we will see them  gapping for about 2 weeks. Cantaloupes and Watermelons are showing a higher percentage of condition defects directly related to heat stress and will be tight as we head into the week. 

Not only do these high temperatures effect crop production, this heat also limits the hours that field workers are able to labor. Workers are being sent home before noon because it is too hot to be in the field picking.  Hot days and less hours to pick will affect supply and quality across various commodities.We will continue to update you on our weekly buyer’s notes and social media pages.

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