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UPDATE: California Citrus

January 06, 2017



Recent rainfall in California’s San Joaquin Valley growing region slowed citrus harvesting this week due to muddy conditions and wet fruit. More rain is in the forecast over the weekend and into next week. Growers must allow groves and fruit to dry before harvesting once rainfall subsides. Supplies are expected to tighten next week as a result of the harvesting delays; order lead time is encouraged. The market will rise over the next 7 to 10 days.


  • Markon First Crop and Markon Essentials Lemons and Oranges are available; packer label may be substituted as needed
  • Recent rainfall in the California growing region has delayed harvesting
    • Fruit must be dry prior to packing
    • Growers will utilize breaks in the rainy weather to harvest as much fruit as possible
  • Supplies are expected to tighten over the next several days as more rain is forecast for next week
    • Flexibility in size and grade may be needed for order coverage
    • Order lead time is encouraged to help fully fill orders
  • Quality is very good
  • California is the primary growing region; supplies out of Florida and Texas remain limited
  • Prices are expected to climb as stocks tighten

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.


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