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UPDATE: Lemons

June 25, 2018

Lemon supplies will be extremely limited through the summer. Domestic supplies are winding down, while offshore supplies are off to a slow start due to unfavorable growing conditions. Strong demand and limited availability will drive up prices.

  • Markon First Crop and Markon Essentials Lemons are limited; packer label is being substituted as needed
  • Harvesting has fully transitioned from the San Joaquin Valley, California to the Southern California coastal region
    • Shelf-life is shorter due to coastal growing conditions during the summer months  
    • Order lead-time is highly encouraged
    • Markon recommends ordering for quick turns
  • Expect prices to continue climbing through the summer
    • Limited supplies of offshore Chilean and Argentine lemons are available
    • Color, packs, flavor, and pricing are comparable to domestic fruit
    • Mexican lemons will hit the market in late July/early August

Please contact your customer service representative for more information.

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