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November 1, 2023

The California Valencia season is coming to an end. California Navel season has begun in a limited manner.


  • California Valencia supplies are expected to ship through the second week of November
  • Current stocks are dominated by 56- and 72-count sizes; choice grade fruit is most prevalent
  • Small-size fruit (113- to 138-count oranges) will be limited for the rest of the Valencia season
  • Sugar levels are at 16 Brix; high sugar levels such as this typically result in a shorter shelf-life


  • California Navel harvest has begun; volume will ramp up over the next three to four weeks
  • Current stocks are dominated by 88- and 113-count sizes; fancy grade fruit is most prevalent
  • Sugar levels range from 10 to 12 Brix
  • The early variety fruit requires gassing for 72+ hours to degreen
  • Expect prices for small sizes to slowly decrease as Navel yields increase

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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