This versatile fruit, which can be used for cooking, in drinks, as a fat-free flavor enhancer and even as a garnish, maintains a steady following. The likelihood of purchase slipped four percentage points from last year, but lemons were the ninth most-popular fruit in Fresh Trends 2013.
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Tight supplies of lemons during the summer led to strong markets and heavy demand that should continue through fall and into winter, grower-shippers say.
Exports account for about 25% of California’s navel orange volume — or about 17 million to 19 million cartons — said Bob Blakely, director of industry relations for California Citrus Mutual, Exeter.
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Market Scope - Lemons — F.o.b.s as of Nov. 25
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND ARIZONA — Shipments moderate — Movement expected about the same. Trading 200s active for light supplies, 235s active at slightly lower prices, exports active, others moderate. Prices shippers first grade 235s slightly lower, others generally unchanged. 7/10-bushel carton shippers first grade 75s mostly $30.80-31.90, 95s mostly $34.80-37.90, 115s mostly $33.40-37.90, 140s mostly $30.80-33.90, 165s mostly $26.80-27.90, 200s mostly $21.80-21.90, 235s $15.80-17.90; shippers choice 75s mostly $23.80-25.90, 95s mostly $24.80-27.90, 115-140s mostly $24.80-28.90, 165s mostly $23.80-25.90, 200s mostly $19.80-19.90, 235s mostly $14.80-14.90. Organic 7/10-bushel cartons shippers first grade 95-115s $34.80-40.90, 140s mostly $34.80-38.90.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (38-12-11) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading 140-200s fairly active, others fairly slow. Supplies light. Prices 140-200s higher, others generally unchanged. 7/10-bushel cartons marked fancy 75-115s mostly $16-18, 140-200s mostly $18-20; marked choice 75-115s mostly $12-14, 140-200s mostly $16.