Heavy Rains Hit California
California continues to be inundated with heavy rainfall and flooding in some areas. As we mentioned in our weather update last week the citrus harvest could be affected by the rain.
We may or may not see gaps on varietal citrus coming out of the San Joaquin Valley in the coming weeks due to the rain. In particular we are looking at Navels, Cara Caras, Clementines and Pummelos. Growers need to wait until the fruit dries out to pick because the flavor has been diluted and the moisture in the fruit can cause skin issues and breakdown. Click to learn more about how the rain affects the citrus harvest.
We will know more about inventory quantities next week. Stay tuned for updates.