News and Stories


May 21, 2021

The lemon market is rising. Offshore Chilean lemons will be available in the next three to four weeks.

  • Markon First Crop and Markon Essentials Lemons are available
  • The primary growing region continues to transition from California’s San Joaquin Valley to the Southern California (Ventura County); shelf-life is shorter than normal at this time of year due to increased moisture and stronger winds in this region
  • Expect prices to continue rising through the summer as demand increases and availability tightens
    • Offshore Argentine fruit is arriving into the East Coast this week
    • Offshore Chilean fruit is expected to begin arriving the week of June 14
    • There is no difference in pack size, color, or taste between domestic and offshore fruit   
    • Mexican lemons will enter the market the week of July 19 and will be available for pickup in Delano, California and Mission, Texas

Please contact your customer service representative for more information.
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