Florida orange crop unchanged from last monthORLANDO, Fla. — The final monthly estimate for Florida’s citrus crop this season is unchanged from last month.
ORLANDO, Fla. — The final monthly estimate for Florida’s citrus crop this season is unchanged from last month.
The estimate released Friday shows a crop of 133.6 million boxes of oranges. Each box weighs 90 pounds.
The forecast for grapefruit increased from last month by 100,000 boxes to an estimated 20.3 million boxes.
Tangerines remained at an estimated 4.5 million boxes, while the tangelo estimate stayed at 900,000 boxes.
The all-variety frozen concentrated orange juice yield for each box increased slightly. It went from 1.55 gallons per 90-pound box last month to 1.56 gallons this month.
Florida is the nation’s largest orange producer. The bulk of the state’s fruit is used to make orange juice.