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Cecelia Packing’s Year off to a Fruitful Start

Orange Cove, CA (April 11, 2019): As temperatures begin to climb in the Central Valley, Cecelia Packing Corp. is steadily packing and shipping a number of its many citrus varieties. Available now are Dimples™ Gold Nugget Mandarins, Navel Oranges, Cara Caras, Sky Valley Heirloom Navels, Minneola Tangelos, and Sanguinelli Blood Oranges. Their Valencia Orange season is expected to start in May.

The Dimples™ Gold Nugget Mandarins season is well underway, with great edibility. Cecelia Packing expects increased demand as buyers switch over from other programs. “We have Dimples™ available in bulk cartons as well as bags,” says Keith Wilson, Sales Representative for Cecelia Packing. “The sizing is peaking on Mammoth and Jumbo, and we expect the season to run through May.”

As for Navels, Cecelia Packing is reporting supplies through the end of May, citing an increase in availability due to a larger crop thisseason. Keith Wilson says: “Pricing is steady on Fancy grade, with more reasonable pricing for Choice Navels. The opportunity to promote Choice grade in cartons or bags should continue, as we’re seeing Choice continue to dominate the packed manifest. The Navels are eating well this season.”

Cecelia Packing expects a couple more weeks of Sky Valley Heirloom Navels season. “Our Sky Valleys continue with excellent eating quality. We have really had a great season to date,” says Keith. Cara Caras are projected to be available through May, with sizes peaking on 72s and 88s. Cecelia Packing is also packing Sanguinelli Blood Oranges, which are somewhat smaller than Moro Bloods, but are firm and flavorful. This season should go for another two weeks. The Minneola Tangelo season is winding down, with a good supply of large sized fruit available.


About Cecelia Packing Corporation

Based out of Central California, Cecelia Packing Corporation is a top grower, packer, shipper and marketer of premium California citrus. They farm over 70% of their fruit and represent 3,500 acres in one of California’s finest citrus regions. The Cecelia product line includes numerous varieties of citrus available throughout the year: Cara Cara Navels, Sky Valley Heirloom Navels, Navels, Valencia Oranges, Minneola Tangelos, Dimples™ Mandarins, and Blood Oranges.

For more information on Cecelia Packing Corporation, please visit ceceliapack.com or contact Sales Manager Randy Jacobson, Keith Wilson, or Jim Saavedra at (559) 626-7411. To request images or logos, please call Marketing Plus at (559) 840-2393 or e-mail Lauren Melenbacker.

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