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Tomato and pepper gap could be coming

While things should finally get back to normal next week for U.S. growing locations, keep an eye on possible gapping in tomato and pepper production out of Florida in mid- to late February due to blossom drop from the extreme cold weather in the last two weeks.wear

At the moment Florida is coming back to life with temperatures returning to seasonal norms this weekend and all of next week; look for production to increase over the next week to 10 days. California and Arizona are expected to come back down to normal conditions from the brief heat wave.

Mexico:
Culiacan, Sinaloa, will continue with below-average temperatures next week. Lows will be in the upper 40s through at least next Saturday. This could lead to a slowdown in production on tomatoes, Bell peppers, eggplants, cucumbers and many other items.

Patzcuaro, Michoacan, will see lows in the upper 30s and low 40s through next week, possibly affecting blueberries.

Chile:
In Rancagua below-average temperatures with chance of rain over the weekend. Possibly affecting blueberries and grapes. All other locations in Chile look good for foreseeable future.