US Green Chiles / Jalapenos:
The harvest season on the west coast of Sonora has ended as we transition to southern Chihuahua. Harvest volumes were normal with very little interruption due to weather occurrences. The transition to harvest areas will take approximately one week. The growth to maturity has been slow due to local weather conditions, however, we do not see this maturity delay as any indication of yield loss. The local crop is in the ground and actively growing. Strong spring winds have delayed plant growth and crop losses have been minimal. There is slower than normal growth, but we do not expect yield impacts.
The winter jalapeño crop delivered without incidence and volumes were stronger than expected. Pace volumes are delivering at contracted volumes and we are seeing a better than the anticipated yield at the farm.
US & Mexico - Paprika:
The ofi crop team continues with follow up visits to our farming partners. The majority of fields have transitioned into the reproductive stage and have bud formation which is expected to flower during this month.
China & Peru - Paprika:
China: Transplanting continues and we are expecting an increase in planted areas, however, final numbers are still pending. We’re expecting higher input costs therefore paprika pricing should increase accordingly. CY2021 paprika continues to sell, and the pricing has slightly increased, but quantities are still large.
Peru: The market is still facing volatile and unstable conditions.
Mexico: The ofi crop team continues to supervise farming partners in Mexico growing areas for chipotle, guajillo, ancho, and other specialties. We’re working together with the local farmers to provide ofi customers with traceable, sustainable, and quality ingredients.