California Valencia Season Ending
California Valencia season is winding down fast and quantities are limited. Get them while you can! The transition to Mexican Valencias will start up Thanksgiving week. Expect a drastic change in flavor profiles from late season Californian fruit that is low in acid and high in sugar, to an early Mexican piece of fruit with high acid and low sugar. With all citrus, as the season gets going the fruit will sweeten up. Earl’s Organic has this Mexican deal every year and we feel the fruit is quite good.
While you are waiting for the Mexican fruit to sweeten up try mixing Satsumas with the Mexican Valencias for a nice blend of sweet and tart. We can expect to see the California Valencias make their return in the spring time around April.
While I was writing this blog I noticed that the California Valencia season ended about a month later the last few years. Although many factors come into fruit production, we know for a fact these past few seasons have had lower chill hours and rainfall. Only time will tell how this winter will shape up. You can count on Earl’s to give you seasonal produce updates.