News and Stories


August 09, 2018

Markon First Crop and Markon Essentials Limes are available. Markets continue to rise due to tighter supplies reduced by weather and increased demand. Quality problems remain a concern; Markon recommends ordering for quick turns.

  • Temperatures in the mid-90s and forecast rain over the next 10-14 days 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.UPDATE: Limes

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