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January 30, 2024

California’s San Joaquin Valley and Southern California citrus growing districts are forecast to receive a series of rain events starting Wednesday, January 31 through Thursday February 8. Expect harvesting delays, tight supplies, and higher markets over the next two weeks.

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Lemons and Oranges are available
  • Growers cannot harvest fruit when orchards are wet
    • If picked when wet, the rinds will break down and discoloration will develop
    • Mud and standing water may limit crews’ ability to get equipment into orchards
    • Markon has requested that suppliers pack ahead of this rain event
  • These upcoming rains will exacerbate the 113- and 138-count oranges shortage in California; extended amounts of rain reduce harvesting frequencies, which in turn allow each fruit to grow in size

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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