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Summary of the 2022–23 Florida Citrus Season

Daniel Cooper Export, Florida, Production

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The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) summarized Florida citrus production, value and exports last season in its new Florida Citrus Statistics 2022–23 report.


Florida’s total citrus production in 2022–23 was 18.1 million boxes, down 60% from the previous season’s 45.3 million boxes.

Florida’s orange production, at 15.8 million boxes, was down 62% from the previous season. Grapefruit utilization in Florida, at 1.81 million boxes, was down 46%. Florida tangerine and tangelo production was down 36% from the previous season.

Florida accounted for 17% of all U.S. citrus production in 2022–23. California accounted for 79% of U.S. citrus production. Texas and Arizona produced the remaining 4%.

Florida’s top five citrus-producing counties in 2022–23 were Polk (3.52 million boxes), Highlands (2.78 million boxes), DeSoto (2.26 million boxes), St. Lucie (2.1 million boxes) and Hendry (1.87 million boxes). Together, these five counties accounted for 69% of the state’s total citrus production. Hardee (1.5 million boxes) was the only other county producing more than a million boxes.

Oranges constituted 87% of Florida’s citrus production, grapefruit accounted for 10%, and tangerines and tangelos represented 3%.


Florida’s $194 million preliminary on-tree value of the 2022–23 citrus crop was 61% less than the $501 million revised value for 2021–22.

The value of the total 2022–23 U.S. citrus crop was down 13% from the prior season, to $2.58 billion. Nationwide, orange value of production decreased 36% from the prior season and grapefruit value was up 8%. U.S. tangerine and mandarin value of production was up 14% from the prior season, and lemon value was up 5%.


Florida fresh fruit exports totaled 467,000 cartons in 2022–23. Belgium received most of Florida’s grapefruit exports. Canada accounted for most of Florida’s orange and tangerine exports.

A total of 675,000 gallons of frozen concentrated orange juice (FCOJ) were exported from Florida in the 2022–23 season.

Much of the information in the report was provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Source: FDACS

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