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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