News and Stories


September 11, 2018

Rain in the primary growing region of Mexico has curtailed harvesting in some areas; picking has been sporadic. Prices are inching up.

  • Markon First Crop Limes are available from Mexico (loading in McAllen, Texas)
  • Lime shipments crossing into South Texas this week are expected to be down due to wet weather
    • Harvesting has been sporadic in some areas due to muddy, wet field conditions
    • Fruit must dry out prior to picking to avoid oil spotting
    • Excessive moisture can lead to increased stylar end break down in raw product
  • Availability is tightening up but supplies remain adequate due to weak demand
  • A tropical storm is developing in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico that may bring more wet weather to the growing region later this week/early next week
  • Markets will rise as a result of the wet weather

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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