Southern production was more or less finished, and northern volumes were declining, Lucy said Sept. 23. Some growers would continue to ship out of the San Luis Obispo area into late October.
“The numbers will drop quite a bit in the next three to four weeks,” he said.
Del Rey received its last Peruvian shipments of the season the week of Sept. 16, Lucy said. And Chilean product was very limited, with most pre-sold and very little available on the open market in late September.