Harvest time affects valencias: Yield, fruit size and grade influenced by early, late, or midseason timing of orange harvesting
California Agriculture 9(1):11-11.
Published January 01, 1955
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Delayed harvest of Valencia oranges—if consistently delayed several weeks beyond the point of the legal fruit maturity of eight parts soluble solids to one part citric acid in the juice—seems to result in reduced fruit yield and reduced fruit grade.