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UPDATE: Lemons

August 24, 2018

Lemon prices remain elevated; supplies are limited. Substituting sizes, grades, and country of origin will aid in order coverage; lead-time is highly encouraged.

  • Markon First Crop and Markon Essentials Lemons are limited; packer label is being substituted as needed
  • California’s coastal season is winding down
    • Domestic supplies are limited
    • Shelf-life is shorter than normal due to extreme heat over the past few months  
  • Major suppliers in the California coastal region have declared a “Force Majeure” (Act of God) on current 2018 contracts
  • Limited quantities of Chilean lemons are available; palletization is subject to change
  • Mexican-grown supplies (into California and South Texas) are increasing
  • Stocks are expected to remain extremely limited through September, when the Arizona/California desert season begins

Please contact your customer service representative for more information.

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