UPDATE: CALIFORNIA ORANGES

May 13, 2022

California orange growers are transitioning from the Navel to the Valencia variety. Supplies are dominated by large sizes (56- to 88-count packs). Prices are firm.

Navels

  • California’s Navel season will wrap up over the next two weeks
  • Remaining Navel stocks are dominated by 88-count and larger sizes
  • Sugar levels range from 10 to 12 Brix
  • Navels have a deeper orange color

Valencias

  • California’s Valencia harvest is underway and will run into October
  • Expect stocks to be dominated by larger fruit (72- and 88-count sizes)
  • Sugar levels range from 10.5 to 12 Brix
  • Valencias vary from light to full color and will require greening in the summer months

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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