In today’s citrus crop report, USDA carried forward the November estimates for oranges in Florida, Texas, and California. The only change in production numbers was an increase in 2019/20 Florida grapefruit, with red grapefruit now forecast at 4.1 million 85-lb boxes (up 200,000 boxes from November) and white grapefruit estimated at 800,000 boxes (up 100,000 boxes).

Dec. 1 maturity tests show notably higher ratios for both early and midseason oranges: The ratio for earlies was 17.61, compared to 16.47 a year ago and the five-year average of 14.66, while the ration for mids was 15.94 versus 14.50 last year and 14.04 for the five-year. Valencia ratios were testing just slightly higher than a year ago.

Source: USDA
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