The California Valencia season has ended; remaining fruit is extremely scarce. As predicted over the past two weeks, a supply gap is expected through this week. New crop Navel harvesting will start the week of October 12; supplies will become available for shipping the week of October 19. Texas early orange variety and Navel oranges can be loaded in South Texas and more sporadically in Delano, California.
- Harvesting has ended
- Limited supplies will be depleted over the next several days
- Quality is fair
- New crop Navel harvesting will start the week of October 12
- Fruit will be placed in gas rooms for three to five days to enhance color
- The first shipments of California Navels will start the week of October 19
- Size will range from 72- to 113-count fruit
- Demand exceeds supply for all sizes and grades
- Prices will remain elevated through October
- The Florida juice orange harvest will begin the week of October 12; adequate volume is expected the week of October 19
- At the beginning of the season, the crop will be dominated by 100- to 125-count oranges
- New crop Florida Navels will be available in mid-November
- Oranges are available for loading in South Texas and more sporadically in Delano, California
- Fruit is being put into gas rooms for three to five days to enhance color
- Size range from 88- to 113-count oranges
- Strong demand and inconsistent supplies are pushing up prices
- The Australian Navel season has ended
- Sporadic supplies of Chilean Navels will be on the market through next week
- Quality is very good
- Available sizes are dominated by 72-count fruit
- The market is stable
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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