Oranges (Rain in the Central Valley)

Oranges (Rain the Central Valley)

Tues Nov 7th, 2023

Dear Ole Tyme Produce Customers:

UPDATE: Oranges (Rain in the Central Valley)

  • Valencias are depleted; Navels will be the main variety by the end of this week.
  • Peak sizes on navels to start out are 72ct/88ct/113ct.
  • Supplies are expected to increase week over week as harvest ramps up, but Mother Nature has different plans in store.
    • Heavy rain is expected next week, beginning Tuesday and expected to end Saturday.
    • Shippers are doing all they can to fill up the sheds, but harvest will be affected as rain will prevent crews from getting in the groves.
    • Week of 11/20 will be extremely tight depending on if shippers are able to harvest.
    • Flexibility on loading dates and sizes may be needed to maneuver through this inclement weather.
  • Current gas times are around 72-96hrs (3-4 days); current brix are 10-11.


If you have any additional questions, please reach out to your Sales Representative or our Customer Service team.

Thank you,

Ole Tyme Produce

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Chief Executive Officer, Operation Food Search

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