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October 5, 2021

The California Valencia orange season is winding down. Quality continues to decline.

  • Markon First Crop and Markon Essentials California Valencia Oranges are available
  • Heat, dehydration, and gas times are taking a toll on the quality of late-season fruit
  • Expect extremely limited Valencia supplies until the Navel season begins
    • Small-size fruit (113- to 138-count oranges) will be scarce for the rest of the Valencia season
    • Prices are high
  • Quality concerns include re-greening and decay due to above-normal temperatures through the summer months
  • The California Navel season will begin in late October/early November, depending on weather

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