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January 16, 2024

Please click here to view a Markon Live from the Fields video regarding the 2023/2024 California Navel orange crop that is yielding mostly large size fruit.

  • Small-size Navel oranges (113- and 138-count) will be extremely limited throughout the 2023/2024 season
  • Last winter’s heavy rainfall was followed by a 30% bloom drop, causing large sizing to dominate the crop
  • 113- and 138-count supplies are the most popular for schools and operators that use juicing machines, which cannot accommodate larger sizes
  • The 2024 Valencia crop will become available in April/May; size is currently dominated by 88-count fruit
  • Small-size California oranges are not expected to become more readily available until the 2024/2025 season that kicks off in October/November
  • In order to ensure 100% order fulfillment, Markon is urging the membership to substitute 113- and 138-count Navels with the below options
    • 88-count Navel oranges
    • 113- or 138-count Cara Cara oranges
    • 113- or 138-count Mexican-grown juice oranges
    • 113 or 138 count Texas-grown juice oranges

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for further information.

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