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April 12, 2022

Markon First Crop and Markon Essentials Limes remain limited; packer label is being substituted as needed.

  • Reduced harvesting later this week due to Mexico’s Holy Week will keep supplies extremely tight through the week following Easter (week of April 18)
  • The issue is now being compounded by Texas border crossing delays causing Mexican lime growers to halt harvesting earlier than expected as they cannot get fruit across the border in a timely manner
  • The lime market will further tighten as a result; prices are poised to rise
    • Medium to large sizes (110- through 200-count limes) are extremely limited
    • 230-count limes may be substituted as needed
  • Overall quality is good: stylar is occasionally present in some lots
  • Lime juice remains sufficient; juice processors are sourcing from all regions as needed to ensure steady supply
  • Expect high prices and limited Mexican stocks through April 22

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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