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
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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