Update California Navels
The California navel has been a roller coaster ride. Harvesting started fast with there being a gap in supply the demand was high. The harvesting slowed down because inventories have built up pretty fast now with export starting up, harvesting has peaked again. The gas time is down to 24 – 48 hours of gas time. The fruit is still peaking 88, 113, 138, 72 on the Fukumoto’s and TI and 72, 56, 88, 48 on the Becks. The brix are coming along and are 11.5 to 13.0 and eating quality is getting better. The quality has been good because of great harvesting conditions. The nights are getting colder which is helping not only the color, but should help to firm up the fruit.
Update California lemons
The D-1 lemon season is really starting to pick up with the demand being good for both domestic and export. The lemon size structure is 165, 140, 115, 95 and quality is great. The weather is perfect to bring on color sooner and increase volume harvested.
Update California Mandarins
The Clementine’s season is at full speed now with great demand and with color coming on the quality is great to start the season. The size structure right now is 32, 28, 36, 24 so most shipper are out trying to size pick to get bigger sizes. The gas time is about 60 hours right now and the fruit quality is looking good and eating quality is great.
Update Texas Grapefruit
The Texas grapefruit season is well underway with the harvesting of heavy volume and demand very high right now with great eating quality. Texas should have a big season. The size structure is 48, 40, 56, 36. The Texas grapefruit export is getting underway in the next 2 weeks as gas time is coming down.
Update Organic Navels
The organic navel season has started with good volume being harvested right now and fruit is looking good. The gas time is down to 36 to 60 hrs. The size structure right now is 88, 113, 72, 56. The eating quality is great and fruit is holding up really well on the market.
Update on Organic Lemons
The organic lemon harvesting is underway with great demand on the organic lemons. The fruit is taking about 48 hours of gas time. The size structure should be 95, 115, 140, 75 and the quality is looking very good right now.
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