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UPDATE: Lemons

November 02, 2015


Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Lemons are sporadic; packer label domestic and Mexican lemons are being substituted through this week. New crop Arizona/California desert supplies and San Joaquin Valley stocks continue to increase. Prices remain elevated, but are starting to ease due to increasing volume.



  • MFC and ESS Lemons are sporadic this week
    • Packer label supplies will be substituted as needed through next week 
    • Adequate quantities of MFC Lemons will be available the week of November 16
  • The Arizona/California desert region is the primary growing region; the season will continue through March
    • New crop supplies are dominated by 140-count and larger sizes
    • 165-count and smaller stocks will be moderate through January
    • Fancy grade fruit is the most abundant; choice grade supplies are limited
  • New crop San Joaquin Valley lemons are now available
    • Supplies of 140- to 165-count lemons are sufficient
    • Fancy grade fruit is the most abundant; choice grade stocks are tight
    • Cooler nights in the San Joaquin Valley will help enhance color; fruit will need less time in gas rooms
    • The season will run through May
  • Prices remain elevated, but are starting to ease as supplies increase
  • Overall quality is very good



  • Product will be available for loading out of California’s San Joaquin Valley through this week
  • Stocks loading out of South Texas will remain available through mid-December
  • Supplies of 140-count and smaller lemons are becoming tight; prices are climbing
  • Quality is good


Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.


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