News and Stories


April 26, 2018

California Oranges

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials Navel Oranges are limited
  • MFC Valencia Oranges will be available in mid-May when supplies increase
  • Stocks are dominated by large sizes (56- and 72-count fruit); smaller sizes are extremely tight
  • New crop California Valencia supplies are available; total yield estimates are down approximately 10% from last season
  • Prices are rising; expect higher markets through May


  • MFC Lunch Bunch Grapes are available out of Chile through June 15; Mexican-grown MFC Lunch Bunch Grapes will be available mid- to late June
  • The Chilean season will come to an end in early to mid-June
  • Mexican green grapes are expected to start shipping the week of May 7; red seedless will begin one week later
  • Markets will rise as the Chilean season winds down, then easing by late May as Mexican volume increases


  • MFC Squash from Mexico (into Nogales, Arizona) and Florida is limited; packer label is being substituted as needed
  • Cooler-than-normal temperatures and strong winds in Mexico’s primary growing region have impacted supply and quality, increasing markets in Florida
  • Expect elevated prices for the next 7 to 10 days; markets will ease with favorable weather in the forecast
  • Pricing will remain elevated through next week

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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