UPDATE: ORANGES

September 7, 2022

California Valencia orange supplies are tightening further as a result of the current heatwave.

  • Markon First Crop and Markon Essentials Valencia Oranges are available
  • Valencia quality concerns include re-greening and softness due to above-normal temperatures
    • Soft fruit can result in pressure compression/misshapen fruit and stem-end aging spots
    • Extreme heat is causing Valencia supplies to re-absorb chlorophyll, resulting in a green tint on rinds
  • Supplies of smaller size (113- and 138-count packs) are expected to continue to tighten until the new crop Navel harvest begins in late October/early November
  • Remaining supplies are dominated by 88-count and larger sizes

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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