News and Stories


August 29, 2019


  • California fruit remains available, but stocks are extremely limited
  • Mexico’s fall crop, Aventajada, is expected to begin in early to mid-September
  • Current Flora Loca supplies continue to be on the greener side when ripe
  • PSI testing is still the most reliable indicator of ripeness
  • The market is easing due to falling demand


  • Yields remain down in Mexico due to lack of rain in the primary growing regions of Veracruz and Tabasco
  • Crossings into the U.S. are lower this week than last week
  • Demand exceeds supply for 110- through 200-count sizes; the crop is dominated by 230- through 250-count fruit
  • Limes are exhibiting more yellowing than normal with occasional breakdown and decay issues; order for quick turns
  • Prices are expected to remain high with extremely limited supplies through late September or until Mexico gets more rain


  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Onions from New Mexico will be shipped through this week
  • Utah-grown MFC Onions will hit the market next week
  • Packer label supplies are now available in Colorado and Kansas

Valencia Oranges

  • MFC and Markon Essentials Valencia Oranges are available
  • Early Texas Navels are expected to be available in mid-September
  • Mexican Hamlin oranges will be on the market in late October
  • California Navels are forecast to hit the market in late October/early November


Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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