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July 20, 2023

The lime market is climbing due to fewer South Texas crossings as well as increased demand. Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Limes are available.

  • The Mexican growing region of Veracruz continues to experience high temperatures (95F) and humidity, reducing overall yields
  • Degradation of quality is present due to the age of current crop
    • Extra grading is required in most lots
    • Skin breakdown, stylar end rot, and yellowing are common issues
  • Size is shifting to larger fruit, increasing supplies of 110- to 150-count limes
  • Growers are bracing for the August El Nino hurricane season which typically lasts two months; potentially volatile weather and smaller blooms could reduce overall seasonal yields
  • Expect elevated prices heading into August

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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