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January 5, 2024

The California Navel crop is dominated by large sizes; small fruit (113- and 138-count oranges) are becoming extremely limited. Size and grade substitutions will soon be requested to fill orders; substituting the Cara Cara variety is also an option.


  • Markon First Crop (MFC) and Markon Essentials (ESS) Navel Oranges are available
  • Overall supplies of 113- and 138-count sizes will be extremely limited during the next two months
  • California Cara Cara oranges are a viable substitution option
  • Expect elevated markets and tight supplies


  • This crop is currently dominated by small-size oranges (113- through 138-count fruit)
  • The Early orange variety is available in both McAllen, Texas and Nogales, Arizona
  • Growers will begin shipping the Valencia variety in February
  • Expect elevated markets and tight supplies, as Mexican oranges will used fill California shortages


  • Supplies are expected to be dominated by 80- to 100-count and larger packs
  • The Mid Sweet variety is currently available
  • The Valencia variety will begin shipping in March
  • The majority of fruit is choice and standard grades

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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