News and Stories


August 06, 2018

Markon First Crop and Markon Essentials Limes are available. Markets are climbing due to tighter supplies reduced by weather and increased demand. Expect higher pricing over the next several weeks. Quality will be a 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 and receiving points across North America, breakdown, decay, stylar, and yellowing are more prevalent than normal
    • Suppliers are re-packing and sorting limes prior to shipping, but heavy cull rates are resulting in fewer limes on the market
  • Loading delays may occur due to longer re-pack times
  • The current lemon shortage has shifted demand to limes, creating a demand-exceeds-supply market

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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