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July 17, 2023

Prices for small lemons remain elevated due to tight supplies and strong demand. Offshore and Mexican 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 remain 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
  • Offshore and Mexican supplies have arrived on the West Coast to help fill small-size shortages
  • Expect elevated pricing and tight supplies over the next four to six weeks


  • MFC and ESS Valencia Oranges are available
  • The California Navel season has ended; supplies have been depleted
  • California Valencia volume is rising; new crop fruit is dominated by 88- through 113-count oranges
  • Quality is great; eating quality and color have been excellent with current testing showing an average of 13-14 Brix
  • Expect steady markets and sufficient supplies

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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