News and Stories


March 08, 2017
Lime prices will remain elevated for the next one to two months as harvesting in Veracruz, Mexico begins the lowest production period of the year.
  • Markon First Crop Limes are available from Mexico (into McAllen, Texas)
  • Expect high markets from late March through early May as both the labor force and crop yields fall short of industry demand 
  • Extreme labor shortages are expected during Mexico’s Holy Week (April 9-15) which will in turn limit harvesting windows and reduce shipments into South Texas 
  • Quality is good, but as current stocks diminish, fruit will require more sorting for problems such as discoloration and scarring
  • Large sizes (110- to 150-count fruit) are extremely limited; smaller sizes (230- to 250-count limes) will dominate stocks
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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