Navel oranges on the West Coast remain in good supply with steady markets. Suppliers in the Central Valley are watching crops due to overnight below freezing temperatures. Florida supplies are diminishing with fall crops coming to an end next week.
- Markon First Crop Navel Oranges are available
- Expect ample supplies of Navels out of the Central Valley
- Overnight temperatures in the Central Valley have suppliers taking extra steps to prevent crop loss
- Cooler temperatures will promote rising sugar levels, resulting in higher brix levels and sweeter tasting oranges
- Quality is excellent with minimal gas times for color
- Expect rising markets due to a lack of East Coast supplies and increasing demand
- Estimates of crop loss for Hamlin oranges in Florida from Hurricanes Ian and Nicole was initially around 30%, but as growers harvest remaining crops, estimates have jumped up to 60% crop loss
- East Coast growers are anticipating the Hamlin supply to finish in the next 7 to 10 days
- New crop Valencia’s will begin mid-to-late January
- Valencia oranges expected to start mid-to-late January
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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