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UPDATE: Lime Drought

August 23, 2019

Prices are escalating; supplies are extremely limited. Severe drought conditions and warm weather in the growing regions of Veracruz and Tabasco, Mexico have reduced overall supply.

  • Limes are experiencing a shortage due to prolonged drought conditions in Mexico over the past several months
  • Lack of rain has produced a much smaller crop profile than normal
    • Large sizes 110- through 200-count fruit are extremely tight, with very few available
    • The crop is dominated by small-size fruit (250- through 275-count stocks)
    • Flexibility in size will be needed for the next several weeks to fill orders
  • Quality has been affected due to high temperatures and lack of water; yellowing and dehydration are concerns
  • Expect tight supplies and high prices until mid- to late September

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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