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March 1, 2022

Supplies remain extremely limited; prices continue to rise. Markon First Crop and Markon Essentials Limes are limited; packer label will be substituted as needed.

  • Unfavorable growing conditions and lower-than-normal temperatures in Veracruz, Mexico have reduced fruit set and will lower yields for the upcoming crop
    • Over the next 7-10 days, growers will begin to harvest small fruit to take advantage of high prices
      • Small sizes (230- and 250-count fruit) will become more prevalent; there may be price relief on these sizes
      • Larger sizes (110- through 175-count limes) will tighten further
  • Overall indications are now pointing to limited Mexican supplies into April
    • Extremely high Mexican prices will lead to more offshore stocks entering the Canadian and U.S. markets
    • No lime juice shortages are expected at this time; processors who are juicing will source from all regions as needed to ensure steady supply
  • Expect volatile market conditions longer than normal this year

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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