Markon First Crop (MFC) Lemons are available; quality is very good. Demand exceeds supply for 140-count and larger sizes from the Southern California growing region. These sizes will continue to decrease over the next few weeks. Rain shortages and a heavy seasonal bloom have resulted in smaller-than-normal fruit sizes. Ordering smaller sizes will help reduce demand for 140-count and larger packs in 40-pound cartons. Prices are stable, but elevated.
- Markon First Crop Lemons are available; quality is very good
- Demand for 140-count and larger sizes exceeds supply
- Volume will continue to decline over the next few weeks
- The current crop is dominated by 165-count and smaller fruit
- Rain shortages are causing small sizes
- This season’s heavy bloom led to more fruit, but no room on the trees for size growth
- Prices are stable at high levels
- Lead-time is recommended to help ensure orders are filled
- Substituting smaller sizes in special packs will help reduce demand for large fruit
- Limited quantities of early crop Mexican lemons are on the market (into South Texas)
- Supplies are expected to increase over the next few weeks; volume levels are forecast by early August
- The initial harvest is dominated by 165-count and smaller fruit; size is expected to increase by late July
- The market is high, but comparable to California prices
- Limited quantities of Chilean lemons are arriving on both coasts
- Higher volume is expected by the week of July 27; the majority of fruit will be shipped to the East Coast
- Quality is good
- Prices are high, but comparable to California prices
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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