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Small size navel oranges to be in tight supply

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Markon Cooperative BB #:123315 released this citrus crop update December 27, 2023:

As the California Navel season progresses, small fruit (113- and 138-count oranges) will become extremely tight. Lemons are being harvested in all three major California growing regions (the San Joaquin Valley, Southern California, and the California desert region).

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  • Markon First Crop (MFC) and Essentials (ESS) Lemons are available
  • California supplies are dominated by small sizes (140- through 165-count fruit); markets for 95- through 115-count remain elevated
  • Quality is excellent
  • Expect steady markets and ample supplies through the month of January


  • MFC and ESS Navel Oranges are available
  • Stocks are currently being shipped out of California, Arizona, Texas, and Florida
  • Small sizes (113- through 138-count) will tighten in January; size and grade substitutions may be necessary to fill orders
  • Expect great quality and rising markets for small sizes through January

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.