Harvest began in late April for clementines coming to the U.S. market. Sources said first arrivals are expected in late May or early June. Volume will peak in late June through July before tapering off in August.
The South African season typically winds down in late October or early November as the new California crop becomes available.
No U.S. Department of Agriculture pricing information on imported oranges or clementines was available as of early May.
On April 30, the agency reported that navel oranges from California were $16.75-17.80 for 7/10-bushel cartons of first grade 48-56s.