California Fall Fruit Shipments Look Promising

California Fall Fruit Shipments Look Promising

California fall fruit shipments are looking good as summer comes to a close.

Bari Produce in Fresno, CA, reports a fall set looking good across the board ranging from pomegranates to table grapes, persimmons and late yellow peaches.

While the company sees 2022 table grape volumes being similar to those of 2021, which were down slightly over the previous year, the grower/shipper expects an abundant crop for later-season varieties such as Autumn King, Crimson, Autumn Royal and Allison.

The table grape season is now in full swing for Homegrown Organics of Porterville, CA, and will hit peak production in October. By December 1, the operation will be in peak production for citrus, including oranges, lemons, Mandarins and grapefruit.

Following a short crop in 2021, Homegrown Organic’s fall citrus shipments should be closer to average. Following a poor crop last year, down around 35%, this year should more normal.

While the company notes yields for early varieties of Asian pear look a bit lighter than average, mid-season and later varieties should see a normal-size crop. Homegrown Organics will have average yields for both Hachiya and Fuyo persimmon varieties, and a light-to-normal kiwi crop.

Sunkist Growers of Valencia, CA will ship a variety of California citrus this fall ranging from lemons, to Valencia oranges and Marsh Ruby grapefruit through October. Navel oranges follow in November.