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UPDATE: Oranges

August 03, 2018

Domestic California Valencia oranges will be limited into next week, especially 113- and 138-count sizes. An industry-wide shortage of domestic Valencias is expected to occur by mid-August; offshore Navels will be supplemented as needed to fill all orders.

  • Markon First Crop and Markon Essentials Valencia Oranges are sporadic; packer label supplies are being substituted as needed
  • Offshore oranges from Australia, Chile, Morocco, South Africa, and Uruguay will be necessary to meet summer and fall demand once school orders return to the market
    • Offshore oranges are increasing on both coasts
    • Imports are dominated by 88-count and larger sizes as well as fancy grade; fruit will have PLU stickers
    • Prices are higher than those for domestic Valencias
  • Early Texas Navels will be available in September
  • Mexican oranges will be on the market in November
  • Domestic Navels are forecast to be available in October

Please contact your customer service representative for more information.

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