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August 16, 2023

Prices for small lemons remain elevated due to tight supplies and strong demand. Expect small-size oranges (113- through 138-count fruit) to become limited through the month of August as schools ramp up across the country.


  • Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Lemons are available  
  • Small-size lemons (165- through 235-count fruit) remain limited
  • Expect to make size and/or country of origin changes to help fill orders as needed
  • Offshore and Mexican supplies continue to help fill small-size shortages on the West Coast
  • Expect tight stocks and elevated markets through the month of September


  • MFC and ESS Valencia Oranges are available
  • California Valencia volume is rising; new crop fruit is dominated by 88- through 113-count oranges
  • Most suppliers will start the re-greening process (ethylene gassing to help deepen orange color)
    • Regreening is a direct result of multiple days of triple-digit temperatures in the California San Joaquin Valley
    • Most growers will start using ethylene gas to deepen orange color
  • Expect increasing markets and tightening supplies through August

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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