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September 4th, 2015

The rain has let up somewhat.  We are still seeing some over night showers but not as much as we have seen in the last few weeks.  Looks like we may actual dry out somewhat over the next 5-7 days before more rain moves in late next week.  Temperature are still in the low 90's with over night temperatures in the low 70's.


Quality of the limes has improved and should continue to improve as we dry out over the next week.  We are seeing some stylar but most, if not all, is being removed on the grading lines.  As you recall stylar sometime takes a few days to show itself. We have been holding the limes a extra day or two to allow the stylar to start to appear.Lime are still on the lighter color but as we move into late summer and early fall we should start to see them darken up.  We are still seeing some shading but that too should start to go away.


Pricing has started to come off and should come off over the next few weeks.  Pricing has been in the upper teen at the start of the week but should reach the mid-teens (200's) and possibly the lower teens by the start to middle of next week (FOB McAllen).


Supplies are decent across the board on all sizes with the majority of the crossing being 250's, 230's and 200's.  As we move out of new crop we will start to see that shift over the next few months. to larger sizes (175's, 150's and 110's).


110's -Light (9%)
150's -Light (13%)
175's -OK (18%)
200's -OK (23%)
230's -OK (25%)
250's - Light (12%)

Have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend!!!
Tomatillo Salsa
  • 1 lbs. Fresh Tomatillo, husked, rinsed and quartered
  • 1 Fresh Serrano chile, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 large white onion, cut into 4 wedges
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • salt
  • 1/4 chopped cilantro
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice


  • Coarsely puree tomatillos, Serrano pepper, onion, garlic with 1/2 cup water and 1 tsp. salt in blender.  Transfer to a large heavy skillet and simmer, stirring occasionally until slightly thickened, about 15 minutes.  Transfer to a bowl and let cool, then stir in cilantro and lime juice, and salt to taste. 
Beer Lime