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June 18, 2024

The 165- through 235-count lemon market remains elevated due to extremely low volume and strong demand. In mid-June, offshore and Mexican lemons will help supplement domestic supplies.


  • Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Lemons are available  
  • Small-size lemons (165- through 235-count fruit) remain extremely limited
  • Expect to make country of origin, size, and/or grade changes to help fill orders for small sizes
  • Elevated pricing is forecast for the next six weeks


  • Offshore fruit from Argentina and Chile will begin arriving into North America in mid-June June and run through early December
  • These shipments will help fill the demand not met by California lemons
  • Size 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 mid-June and will run through late November
  • These supplies will help fill the demand not met by California lemons
  • Size will be predominately 165- through 235-count fruit but larger sizes will be available
  • Expect pricing to be comparable to domestic fruit until volume rises

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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