The 2020-2021 Florida all orange forecast released today by the USDA Agricultural Statistics Board is carried forward from October at 57.0 million boxes, down 15 percent from last season’s final production. The total includes 23.0 million boxes of non-Valencia oranges (early, midseason, and Navel varieties) and 34.0 million boxes of Valencia oranges. The Navel orange forecast, at 700 thousand boxes, accounts for 3 percent of the non-Valencia total. The estimated number of bearing trees for all oranges is 50.1 million.
All grapefruit 4.50 million boxes
The forecast of all grapefruit production is carried forward at 4.50 million boxes, 7 percent less than last season’s utilization of 4.85 million boxes. The total is comprised of 3.80 million boxes of red grapefruit and 700 thousand boxes of white grapefruit.
Tangerines and tangelos total 1.10 million boxes
The forecast for tangerine and tangelos is carried forward at 1.10 million boxes, 8 percent more than last season’s utilization of 1.02 million boxes. This forecast number includes all certified tangerine and tangelo varieties.