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June 10, 2024

The 165- through 200-count lemon market remains elevated due to extremely low volume and strong demand. In early July, both offshore and Mexican lemons will supplement domestic supplies. The California Navel orange season is projected to wrap up in late June. California Valencia orange production is now in full swing.



  • Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Lemons are available
  • The Southern California coastal region is currently the main growing area
  • Quality concerns include decay and scarring
  • Expect tight supplies and elevated markets over the next six weeks


  • Offshore fruit will begin shipping in late June and run through early December
  • The size profile will be dominated by large lemons (95- through 140-count fruit), but smaller sizes will be available as well
  • Expect higher pricing compared to domestic and Mexican fruit due to high quality


  • Mexican shipments are expected to begin in early July and will run through late November
  • The dominant size profile will be 165- through 235-count fruit but larger sizes will be available
  • Expect pricing to be comparable to domestic fruit until volume rises



  • 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 are excellent
  • Expect steady markets at elevated levels


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

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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