Multiple citrus importers gain access to Australia

06/07/2013 12:47:00 PM
Tom Burfield

Peak of the Australian season should be from the second week of July through the end of September.

Sizing should be slightly smaller than last year, peaking on 72s then 56s and 48s.

Many of the size 88s will be packed in cartons of nine 3-pound mesh bags.

Monaghan expects navel prices to open in the mid-$20 range for a 33- to 35-pound carton.

Australian navels are grown in three regions — Riverland and Sunraysia, each of which ships about 45% of the total, and Riverina, which ships the remaining 10%.

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