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June 27, 2023

Prices for small lemons remain elevated due to short supplies and strong demand. Chilean lemons have begun shipping into the West Coast, helping fill the void of 165- through 235-count domestic lemons.


  • Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Lemons are available  
  • Small-size lemons (165- through 235-count fruit) will be extremely limited over the next 4 to 6 weeks
  • Expect to make size and/or country of origin changes to help fill orders for small size lemons
  • Limited Chilean supplies have arrived on the West Coast to help fill small size shortages
  • Argentine stocks have begun to hit markets on the East Coast; volume is low
  • Expect elevated pricing and tight supplies over the next four to six weeks


  • 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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