News and Stories


April 19, 2018

Domestic Melons

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Cantaloupe Melons will be available beginning Monday, May 7
  • MFC Honeydew Melons will be available starting Monday, May 14
  • Quality will be very good with sugar levels averaging 12 to 14 Brix; flavor will be sweet
  • Expect stable prices as domestic supplies ramp up through May


  • MFC and Markon Essentials (ESS) Limes are available
  • Prices are falling; shipments from Mexico into the U.S. are increasing
  • Supplies remain limited on large sizes (110- and 150-count)
  • Overall quality is good

Mother’s Day Strawberries

  • Markon will be offering MFC Strawberries, as well as packer label and long-stem strawberries for Mother’s Day
  • MFC Strawberries will be available in 2/4- and 8/1-pound packs for loading in Oxnard, Santa Maria, and Salinas/Watsonville
  • Mother Nature permitting, ample supplies and excellent quality are expected


  • MFC and ESS Navel Oranges are sporadic; packer label is being substituted as needed
  • Supplies are dominated by large sizes (88- and 72-count fruit); smaller sizes (113-count and smaller oranges) are extremely limited
  • Prices are expected to rise through May

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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