Plant Disease Affecting Roma Tomatoes Supply
Fresh limes are experiencing a shortage due to prolonged drought conditions in Mexico. Lime sizes 110 - 200 ct as especially short due to extreme drought conditions in most of the Mexican lime growing regions over the past several months.
This is not just a size issue, it is also a quality issue. We are seeing light green to yellow coloring on the limes as well as styler (brown spots). Most limes currently crossing into McAllen are 250 ct or smaller this week, and we don't expect this to improve for another 6 weeks. As the weeks go by, there will be a dramtic increase in small and smaller fruit.