UPDATE: CALIFORNIA ORANGES

May 24, 2022

California’s Valencia orange season has begin to ramp up into full production. Supplies of 88- through 163-count fruit are tight.

  • Markon First Crop and Markon Essentials Valencia Oranges are available
  • California Valencia supplies are available; quality is very good
  • The crop is dominated by large sizes 48’s, 56’s and 72’s this season; as a result, small sizes 88’s, 113’s, 138’s and 163’s will remain snug through the 2022 season
  • Valencia quality concerns include re-greening and softness due to above-normal temperatures
    • The Valencia variety occasionally re-absorbs chlorophyll resulting in a green tint, but the fruit is still very ripe, sweet, and juicy
    • Packinghouses will gas fruit between 24 and 56 hours to brighten color
  • Sugar levels range from 12 to 13 Brix

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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