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UPDATE: California Oranges

May 05, 2015


Markon First Crop (MFC) Oranges are sporadic; packer label is being substituted as needed. Quality is very good. The transition from the Navel variety to new crop Valencias is underway. Limited quantities of late-season Navel supplies will remain on the market through next week. Prices are elevated, but should start easing by late May when new crop Valencia stocks increase.


California Navels

  • The California Navel season is ending
    • Limited quantities of late-season Navels will be on the market through next week
    • Quality is good, but softness and puffy skins are concerns
    • Flavor is sweet; sugar levels range from 13 to 15 Brix
  • The crop is dominated by 72-count and larger fruit; 113- to 138-count supplies are scarce
  • The market remains stable at high levels


California Valencias

  • New crop Valencia fruit is on the market
  • The crop is dominated by large sizes; 113-count and smaller fruit will remain tight through the summer months
    • Fewer-than-normal trees made it past the bloom cycle this past spring
    • Each bloom leads to a piece of fruit, hence fewer stocks came to full maturation this season
    • This also created more room on trees, allowing fruit to grow larger in size
  • Prices will be steady to slightly lower for 88-count and larger fruit; the market for 113-count and smaller sizes remains stable at high levels
  • Flavor is mellow, but sweet; sugar levels range from 12 to 13 Brix


Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.


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