California tangerines

The 2006-07 tangerine forecast is 5.20 million cartons, unchanged from the March forecast and down 28 percent from last season. Harvesting of tangerines slowly increased after the January freeze and began to wind down in early April. The recovery process for surviving trees continued. Frost damaged limbs were being pruned, and new trees were being planted. Murcott harvest picked up speed in March, and inventories were still being packed. Murcotts were proving to have good quality.