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December 7, 2022

Navel oranges continue to be in good supply; markets are steady. Recent rainfall in the San Joaquin Valley will hinder production. Expect markets to rise slightly over the next two weeks. Cara Cara Navels are now available; Blood Orange availability will start next week.


  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Navel Oranges are available  
  • Volume is strong out of the Central Valley
  • Smaller sizing will decrease as rainfall increases overall crop size prior to harvest; supplies are ample
  • More rain is expected in the valley this coming Friday and Saturday
  • Quality is excellent; average brix levels of 11.5-12 and less than 48 hours of gas time for color is being reported

Cara Cara Navels

  • Supplies are currently available in the San Joaquin Valley
  • Cara Cara Navels have the outer appearance of an Orange Navel but contain a seedless interior and a rich, pink hue
  • Initial markets show larger sizes having similar pricing to regular Orange Navels; smaller sizes (88-count to 138-count) are commanding $2.00-$5.00 higher

Blood Oranges

  • Expect availability to start next week
  • Blood oranges have a deep maroon interior with an orange to orange/red blushed exterior
  • They have a distinct orange taste with hints of berry and are easy to peel

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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