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October 12, 2023

The Southern California Marsh Ruby grapefruit season is winding down. Expect tight supplies over the next two weeks days; Southern California Desert Ruby grapefruit harvesting has been delayed due to slow growth.

Southern California

  • Marsh Ruby production is expected to wrap up by the end of the week
  • Desert Rio harvesting will start by the week of October 23
  • Expect tight supplies until the desert season begins in late October
  • Low volume and elevated prices are anticipated for the next two weeks

Arizona/California Desert

  • The season is expected to start in late October
  • The Arizona/California growing region includes Brawley, California and Yuma, Arizona


  • The season will begin in two weeks
  • Expect size to be dominated by 48- and 56-count fruit
  • Suppliers will only pack U.S. No. 1 grade fruit

South Texas

  • The season will start in early November

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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