On Monday, September 12, 2022 CDFA released its 2022-23 California Navel Orange Objective Measurement Report. The report includes production forecasts of conventional, organic, and specialty Navel oranges (including Cara Cara and Blood orange varieties).
The report forecasts navel orange production at 76.0 million cartons for the 2022-23 season. That’s a 19 percent increase from the previous year. Of that total, 73.0 million cartons are estimated to be in the Central Valley. Cara Cara production in the Central Valley is forecast at 8.0 million cartons.
Survey data indicated a fruit set per tree of 351, up 47% from the previous year and well above the five-year average of 315. The average diameter as of September 1 was 2.106 inches, below the five-year average of 2.194 inches. The Cara Cara orange set was 307 with a diameter of 2.147 inches.
View the full report here.
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