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January 9, 2023

California suppliers continue to harvest between storms to keep sheds full and cover current demand. Production continues to be a challenge due to wet, muddy conditions. Forecasts show a nice break mid-week; growers are preparing to harvest as much as possible to keep inventories stocked on all citrus items. It is highly recommended to place orders early to help ensure full coverage.


  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Navel Oranges are available
  • Rain continues to limit crews’ ability to harvest, slowing overall production; orchards need at least two days without rain to harvest
  • Heavy amounts of rain and delays in harvesting will increase overall size profile; expect heavier volume of large sizes in upcoming weeks
  • Overall markets are increasing, especially for smaller size 113- and 138-count fruit
  • Advanced ordering is recommended
  • Current quality is excellent; sugar levels are high and gas times are minimal
  • Texas has limited availability of domestic, choice-grade Valencias; markets nearly double the price of a choice-grade California Navels
  • Florida will have it’s first run of Valencia oranges later this week; volume will rise next week


  • MFC Lemons are available  
  • Production continues in all three areas of California (San Joaquin Valley, Southern California, and the Arizona desert region)
  • Rain will slow production in the Central Valley; expect adequate supplies from Southern California and the desert regions
  • Markets are slowly rising due to strong demand
  • Quality remains excellent

San Joaquin Valley

Southern California

Arizona Desert

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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