Florida mature green tomato volume is surging, while vine-ripes and romas from Mexico on in a seasonal decline.
Good growing weather in Florida is resulting in shipments of good volume for tomatoes from the Ruskin/Palmetto, FL region. About 400 truckloads per week are being shipped.
Meanwhile, vine ripe tomatoes will continue to decline this month. Just under 500 truckloads crossed the Mexican border into the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas last week. About 250 truckloads of Mexican tomatoes crossed through Nogales, AZ.
In Western Mexico there is a mixture of a new crop coming on with an existing crop. Grape tomato shipments with transition to Baja California during the next month crossing into San Diego.
The California desert region will start limited shipments of round tomatoes in mid-May, with the bulk of the California summer season beginning in mid-June.