Crop Projections

Here we are again!  A new season of California citrus is about to begin...

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LoBue Citrus Update | No. 14

The Navel crop has transitioned to mostly the “late varieties” which signals the end date of many navel packers for the season.

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LoBue Citrus Update | No. 13

This season’s navel crop has been highlighted by its early season and onward consistently good flavor and color.

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LoBue Citrus Update | No. 12

The new California Standard field testing has kicked off strongly as the early Navel crop continues to be plentiful with excellent early flavor and color.

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LoBue Citrus Update | No. 11

The start of the California Navel season for 2012–2013 is close approaching.

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LoBue Citrus Update | No. 10

The start of the domestic Navel season for 2012–2013 is close at hand.

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LoBue Citrus Update | No. 9

The domestic Navel season is in wind-down mode.

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LoBue Citrus Update | No. 8

Late navels move into full swing with sizes running larger, 56s to 72s peak.

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LoBue Citrus Update | No. 7

Navel sizing is increasing with profile of 72s-88s; flavor is peaking! 

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LoBue Citrus Update | No. 6

The navel harvest is running toward smaller sizes, with 88s peaking; flavor is excellent!

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LoBue Citrus Update | No. 5

Revised estimates of the navel crop predict 25% lower carton volume this year than last.

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LoBue Citrus Update | No. 4

As we ramp up our pack volume, navel sizing has been moving larger.

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LoBue Citrus Update | No. 3

We are starting our second week of packing navel oranges... volume is ramping up as rain occasionally interrupts picking.

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LoBue Citrus Update | No. 2

The navel orange crop is winding down and we anticipate finishing packing by the end of this week.

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