Shortage of Valencia Oranges Continues to Drive Market Up

July 31, 2017

Markon First Crop and Markon Essentials Valencia Oranges are sporadic; packer label supplies are being substituted as needed. The market continues to rise. Domestic supplies are becoming extremely limited, especially choice grade fruit and small sizes (113- and 138-count).

An industrywide supply shortage of domestic Valencias is expected to occur by mid-August; offshore Navels will be supplemented as needed to fill all orders.