The estimated citrus production for the nation this coming season is low overall, but just slightly for California.
USDA’s first Citrus Crop Forecast for the 2020-2021 season was announced and was disappointing for all orange production. Florida’s all-orange crop forecast was 57 million boxes; that’s down 15 percent from the 67.3 million boxes produced last season.
California’s estimations dropped only slightly. All orange production is projected to drop 3 million boxes; grapefruit remained the same, lemon production expected to drop just over 3 million boxes and a slight estimated increase in tangerines and tangelos of a million boxes.
Listen to USDA’s Bill Curtis read the numbers.