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UPDATE: Orange Harvesting Transition

October 28, 2019

California’s Navel harvest is ramping up in the Central Valley this week. Valencia supplies remain available, but volume is decreasing by the day. Going forward, Navels will become the dominant variety shipped.


  • All growers are in production; all sizes are now available
  • Color continues to deepen each day, but fruit will need to be exposed to ethylene gas for approximately three weeks
  • Current gas exposure time ranges from 72 to 96 hours
  • Sugar levels are increasing daily; current fruit ranges from 10 to 11 Brix


  • All harvesting is expect to be finished within the next 10 days
  • Color is a much deeper orange than new crop Navels
  • Sugar levels are in the 12.5 to 13.5 Brix range

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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