Florida orange harvest lower than projected

Article Posted on June 11, 2020

The Valencia orange harvest fell by about 2.5 million boxes from October projections.

The Florida citrus industry’s original October projection for the orange harvest season is ending with a drop in numbers.

The Florida Agricultural Statistics Service released Florida citrus production numbers Thursday and the harvest wasn’t quite as bountiful as originally expected at 67.65 million boxes this year.

“In October, we projected 32 million boxes but ended up 29.65 million” for non-Valencia oranges alone,” said Bill Curtis, agricultural statistics administrator for the Florida Agricultural Statistics Service.

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