Open season for California’s organic navel oranges
California’s organic navel campaign is starting earlier each year, with the new season having got underway at the start of November. Producers are predicting a good campaign, with sales set to peak around Thanksgiving and Christmas. Reports suggest the crop is 15% less than average, but sizes are significantly larger and should peak at 72 to 88 size. While, there was a time when no fruits would be available before Christmas, new treatment protocols allow for ripe and well-coloured organic oranges to be ready for Thanksgiving.