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March 29, 2023

Overall production remains slow in California due to wet and muddy conditions. Recent rainfall is producing larger lemons, creating less supply and higher markets for 140-count and smaller sizes. Florida orange season will be coming to an early end, pushing demand west over the next couple of weeks.


  • Markon First Crop (MFC) and Essentials (ESS) Lemons are available  
  • Rain over the past couple of months is producing much larger fruit
  • Due to increased demand and a larger size profile in current crops, markets for 140- through 200-count stocks continue to climb
  • Quality remains excellent


  • MFC and ESS Navel Oranges are available
  • Larger sizes (48- to 72-count) remain limited; smaller sizes have better availability
  • Current quality remains excellent; sugar levels are high
  • Mexican Valencia volume is adequate (crossing into Texas); quality is fair
  • Limited supplies of Texas domestic Valencias are available; expect the season to wrap up in late April
  • Florida Valencia season will finish mid-April, four weeks ahead of schedule due to hurricanes and fruit drop

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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