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UPDATE: Oranges

September 11, 2017

Markon First Crop and Markon Essentials Valencia Oranges are sporadic; packer label supplies are being substituted as needed. The market for small sizes continues to rise. Stocks are extremely limited; demand exceeds supply. The Texas Navel season will begin next week; orders for small sizes can be supplemented with Texas fruit.


  • The California Valencia crop is coming to an early end; small-size offshore Navel oranges are tight as a result
  • The Texas Navel season is getting an early start; limited stocks will be available for loading in South Texas next week (September 11)
    •  Fruit is rougher in appearance compared to California oranges, which means a Texas Combo grade is comparable to a California Choice grade
    • Size is dominated by 88- and 113-count fruit; the crop is yielding 90% Combo grade and only 10% Choice grade oranges
    • External and internal color is much more yellow compared to California and offshore oranges (see attached)
  • The Texas market is lower than prices for offshore supplies, yet comparable to the California market
  • Offshore and Texas Navel oranges will be supplemented as needed when domestic supplies fall short


Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.


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