This is the year for early navels to shine

- 1st Jun 2020

Excerpt from article on Fresh Plaza:
In the Northern Hemisphere orange stocks are running short as Egypt’s Valencia crop is down and the Spanish harvest was hampered by Covid-induced labour issues, which has nicely set the stage for a commodity which has been somewhat maligned in recent years: the early navel.

Whereas in previous years South African early navels have been overshadowed by late Valencias from the Northern Hemisphere, this year they can’t stay ahead of orders, says Gert Upton, senior marketing and sales manager at Schoonbee Landgoed, situated in the Senwes area of Limpopo Province where the majority of South Africa’s navel orchards are ...


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