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March 17, 2023

Production remains slow due to wet and muddy conditions. Forecasts call for more rain which will continue delaying harvests.  Lemon markets are expected to climb as Lent and spring-seasonal demand increase. Advanced ordering is recommended.


  • Markon First Crop (MFC) and Essentials (ESS) Lemons are available  
  • Production continues in the San Joaquin Valley and Southern California
  • Wet and muddy conditions along with more rain in the forecast will slow production
  • Due to increased demand and a larger size profile in current crops, markets for 140- through 200-count stocks are climbing
  • Quality remains excellent


  • MFC and ESS Navel Oranges are available
  • California rain will limit crews’ ability to harvest next week; orchards need at least two days without rain to harvest
  • Prices for larger size fruit are rising
  • Markets for smaller oranges are expected to follow suit as retail shifts into bagged fruit containing these sizes
  • Current quality is excellent; sugar levels are high
  • Limited supplies of Texas domestic Valencias are available
  • Mexican Valencia volume is adequate (crossing into Texas)
  • Florida Valencias are also available

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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