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May 13, 2024

Small California lemons (165- and 200-count sizes) continue to tighten; the crop is dominated by large sizes (95- through 140-count fruit). The California Navel orange season is projected to wrap up in late May. California Valencia orange production has started.


  • Markon First Crop (MFC) and Essentials (ESS) Lemons are available  
  • Districts One and Two (the San Joaquin Valley and Southern California) are currently in production
  • 165- and 200-count sizes are extremely limited; size is dominated by 95- through 140-count lemons
  • Size and grade substitutions may be requested to fill orders on smaller sizes
  • The offshore season is expected to start in early June
  • Expect elevated markets and tight supplies



  • MFC and ESS Valencia Oranges are available
  • New crop supplies are dominated by large sizes (56- through 88-count fruit); small sizes (113- through 138-count fruit) will remain limited through the season
  • Quality is great; eating quality and color have been excellent with current testing showing an average of 12 to 13 Brix
  • Mexican Valencia supplies (crossing into Nogales, Arizona) will finish May 31
  • Expect elevated markets and tight supplies


  • MFC and ESS Navel Oranges are available
  • Small sizes (113- through 138-count fruit) remain extremely limited in California
  • California Navel season is expected to wrap up in late May
  • Expect good quality and elevated prices

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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