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June 22, 2023

Lemon markets remain active due to strong spring/summer demand. Small lemons (165- through 200-count fruit) are extremely limited. The California Navel orange season will end in early to mid-July; Valencias are now the main variety.


  • Markon First Crop (MFC) and Essentials (ESS) Lemons are available  
  • Spring/summer demand remains active; markets continue to rise
  • Heavy rainfall experienced in California this past winter/spring caused fruit size to increase faster than normal, resulting in predominantly large lemons
  • California supplies are dominated by 75- through 115-count fruit
  • Small-size lemons (165- through 235-count fruit) will be extremely limited over the next 4 to 6 weeks
  • Argentine stocks have begun to hit markets on the East Coast; volume is low
  • Chilean supplies are expected to arrive on the West Coast in the next two weeks
  • Mexican lemons will arrive into the U.S. in late July


  • MFC and ESS Navel and Valencia Oranges are available
  • Navel supplies are winding down for the season
  • California Valencia volume is rising; new crop fruit is dominated by 88- through 113-count oranges
  • South African and Chilean Navels are expected to arrive in early July

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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