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December 27, 2022

Forecasts call for rain in California’s citrus growing regions over the next two weeks. Heavier and more frequent rain is anticipated in the San Joaquin Valley. Expect supplies to tighten and markets to strengthen over the next 10-14 days. Advanced ordering is recommended for orange coverage going into next week (1/2-1/7).


  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Navel Oranges are available
  • Approximately 90% of California oranges are grown in the San Joaquin Valley
  • Rain will limit crews’ ability to harvest for the next two weeks, slowing production; orchards need at least two days without rain to harvest
  • Growers have picked ahead of the rain for orders this week; those supplies will diminish by week’s end
  • Demand is expected to exceed supply by next week
  • Advanced ordering is recommended
  • Current quality is excellent; sugar levels are high and gas times are minimal


  • MFC Lemons are available  
  • Production continues in all three areas of California (San Joaquin Valley, Southern California, and Arizona desert region)
  • Rain will slow production in the Central Valley; adequate supplies expected out of Southern California and the desert regions
  • Markets are expected to climb over the next two weeks
  • Supplies should meet demand through the next 14 days
  • Quality remains excellent

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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