Two-thirds of all consumers purchased oranges in the past year, up two percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012. The citrus was the fifth-most popular fruit this year, up from No. 6 last year.
Cecelia Packing Corp. expects to ship cara cara navel oranges from the first week of December into April.
A better spring bloom is bringing sweeter fruit and Florida citrus growers are looking for a better season than last year.
Sunkist Growers Inc. is promoting navel oranges, lemons and grapefruit with a series of four videos dubbed Sunkist Citrus Hacks.
Hogan & Sons Inc., an Indian River grapefruit grower-shipper, is not packing fruit this season, according to industry sources.
MODESTO, Calif. — If the $2.4 billion California citrus industry is to survive, it must maintain Asian citrus psyllid detection and control programs to buy time until fixes for the deadly citrus disease it carries are discovered.More Packer Stories for Oranges
Market Scope - Oranges — F.o.b.s as of Nov. 17
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND ARIZONA — Shipments moderate — Movement expected to increase. Trading fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. 7/10-bushel cartons navel shippers first grade 48-56s $22.80-23.90, 72s $20.80-21.90, 88s $16.80-18.90, 113s mostly $14.80-15.90, 138s mostly $12.80-13.90; shippers choice 48-56s $16.80-17.90, 72s $15.80-16.90, 88s $14.80-15.90, 113s mostly $13.80-13.90, 138s $11.80-12.90.
FLORIDA — Shipments (81-79-121, includes export 1-2-7) — Prices not reported. *revised
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS — Shipments (27-32*-35) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading early fairly slow, late fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. 7/10-bushel cartons navel U.S. combination 48s $12.35-15.98, 56-88s $14.25-15.35; Texas choice 56-88s $13.25-14.10. Early varieties (mostly marr) U.S. combination 88s $12.98-14.35, 113-138s $11.98-14.35; Texas choice 88s $11.98-13.25, 113-138s $10.98-13.10. Quality generally good. Harvest curtailed. *revised
CHILE — Imports (3-0-2) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to decrease. Port of entry: Los Angeles and Port of entry: Philadelphia. Supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. LAST REPORT.