August 12, 2021

Markon First Crop and Markon Essentials Limes are available. Prices are rising due to tight supplies and quality issues caused by poor weather conditions in Mexico.

  • Continual rain in the growing region of Veracruz, Mexico is reducing availability of high-quality fruit
  • 25-35% of the crop yield is being culled on arrival into South Texas
  • Stylar, oil spots, and scarring caused by wet weather and wind (see attached) have reduced yields
  • High-quality supplies will remain limited until weather improves in late September; rain and thunderstorms are typical in Mexico at this time of year
    • Growers must limit harvesting time for the safety of their workers
    • Quality issues will persist through September
  • New crop supplies will be harvested soon; expect lighter color fruit and shorter shelf-life while existing crop continues to ship for four more weeks
  • Markets are expected to continue climbing

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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