News and Stories


July 17, 2018

Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Limes are available. Prices are rising; fewer limes are crossing into the U.S. from Mexico. The market is poised to climb over the next several weeks. Overall volume will remain adequate, but quality will be a serious concern. Markon recommends ordering for quick turns.

  • High temperatures and wet weather in the primary growing region of Mexico are causing quality issues and shortening shelf-life
  • Growers in Mexico are experiencing reduced yields due to heat- and rain-damaged fruit
    • When product arrives into South Texas or Southern California, breakdown, decay, stylar, and yellowing issues are more prevalent than normal
    • Suppliers are re-packing and sorting limes prior to shipping on Markon orders, but heavy cull rates are resulting in fewer limes on the market
  • Overall supply will meet demand over the next few months, but quality fruit will command higher prices
  • Loading delays may occur due to longer re-pack times
  • Prices are poised to rise several dollars over the next two to three weeks; a major spike is not expected at this time

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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