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UPDATE: California Oranges

April 23, 2018

Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials Navel Oranges are limited; packer label Navel and Valencia supplies are being substituted as needed. MFC Valencias will be available in mid-May when supplies increase. Stocks are dominated by large sizes (56- and 72-count fruit); smaller sizes (88-count and smaller) are extremely tight. Flexibility in size, grade, and variety may be needed for order coverage. Prices are rising.

  • Supplies of 88-count and smaller fruit are extremely limited for both the Navel and Valencia crops
  • Navel supplies will be extremely tight through May
    • 72-count and larger fruit dominate the crop
    • Supplies on 88-count and smaller fruit will continue to decrease as the season winds down
  • New crop California Valencia supplies are available; total yield estimates are down approximately 10% from last season
    • Fancy grade 72-count and larger fruit dominate the crop
    • Expect extremely limited small sizes by August
  • Florida Valencia supplies are available through May; large sizes (56- and 72-count fruit) dominate the market
  • Texas Valencia production is winding down; limited stocks will be available through May
  • Mexican Valencias (into South Texas and Nogales, Arizona) are limited; size is dominated by 72- and 88-count combo grade



Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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