Update: Imported Citrus

June 11, 2021

Imported Navel oranges will begin arriving into both coasts the first week of July; imported lemons hit the U.S. market over the past week.

Imported Oranges

  • Fruit will start arriving from Australia, Chile, and South Africa during the first week of July
  • 113-count and larger pack sizes dominate availability
  • Import palletization:
  • 80 cases per pallet
  • Box weight is 33 pounds
  • Domestic palletization:
  • 54 cases per pallet
  • Box weight is 40 pounds
  • Quality is very good: fancy grade fruit is most plentiful

Imported Lemons

  • Supplies are arriving from Argentina and Chile
  • Palletization:
  • 72 cases per pallet
  • Box weight is 40 pounds (comparable quantity to domestic cartons)
  • Quality is very good: fancy grade fruit is most abundant
  • Limited quantities of Mexican lemons will begin crossing into South Texas in early July; 115- and 140-count fruit will dominate availability

Please contact your customer service representative for more information.