UPDATE: ORANGES

August 12, 2022

California Valencia supplies are tightening; the majority of California growers anticipate supplies to be depleted by the end of September. Imported volume will rise over the next two to three weeks as shipments from Chile and South Africa increase. Harvesting will start in Mexico, Florida, and Texas between late October and early November.

California

  • Markon First Crop and Markon Essentials California Valencia Oranges are available
  • Supplies are dominated by large sizes (56- to 88-count packs); smaller sizes (113- to 138-count packs) are tightening
  • Valencia quality is falling with concerns around re-greening and softness
  • The California Valencia crop is down 16%-20% in volume compared to the previous year
  • Initial reports project California Navels will begin shipping in mid- to late October

Chile

  • Chilean fruit is currently being imported into both coasts; most shipments are arriving in western ports
  • Volume is expected to rise week after week
  • Supplies are dominated by 113-count and larger packs
  • Fancy grade fruit is plentiful
  • Quality is excellent

South Africa

  • South African fruit is currently being imported into the East Coast
  • Volume is expected to increase week after week
  • Fancy grade fruit is plentiful
  • Quality is excellent

Mexico

  • Oranges will begin shipping in mid- to late October
  • The early orange variety will be available in both McAllen, Texas and Nogales, Arizona

Florida

  • New crop fruit will start shipping in late October and run through June
  • Supplies are expected to be dominated by 100- to 125- count and larger packs
  • The majority of fruit will be choice and standard grades

Texas

  • Oranges will begin shipping in early November
  • Navels will be the predominate variety available, but Early oranges will also be on the market
  • Supplies are forecast to be 70% of normal as orchards are still recovering from the freeze two years ago

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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