Transition from Sonora to Sinaloa

Temporary supply gap for Mexican cucumbers

“Cucumbers are in transition from Sonora, Mexico over to Sinaloa, Mexico,” said Chuck Thomas of Thomas Produce Sales. “Within the next four to five weeks, harvesting will wind down in Sonora now that the weather has cooled down.”

“Currently, we are seeing a slight gap of about two weeks in shipping before the Sinaloa cucumbers start to pick up in volume. The market has firmed up, and should continue to stay stronger through about November 18th. After the Thanksgiving pull, the market normally slows down for the next couple of weeks,” Thomas said.

“The growing and harvest season in Mexico is going well,” Thomas said. “I don’t know how it’s going in Georgia right now. The season is currently shifting from Georgia to Florida,” Thomas continued.

“I don’t know of any unusual events or circumstances developing that would affect our season,” Thomas shared. “As far as hurricanes, the season officially ends on November 30th. The weather should stay favorable—there’s nothing predicted that would have a negative effect on the cucumber harvest.”

The El Niño weather pattern has had its effect on the prices of cucumbers, negatively affecting farms in the U.S. and down into Mexico. Now that El Niño is coming to an end, farmers and produce buyers are worrying whether La Niña, which brings drier weather, will affect cucumbers in a bad way, according to The Eater. Farmers planting cucumbers hope to get just enough rain, not too little or too much. If they get more rain than needed or not enough, consumers will feel the pinch in their wallets.

For more information:
Chuck Thomas
Thomas Produce Sales, Inc.
Tel: + 520-281-4788

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