LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida's orange crop is expected to be slightly higher than last season's crop.
Federal agriculture officials said Tuesday that Florida will produce 139 million boxes of oranges during the 2010-2011 growing season.
The final forecast for the season is down by 1 million boxes from the estimate in June. But it is still bigger than last year's bounty.
The orange crop estimate consists of 70 million early and midseason varieties and 69 million Valencias.
The grapefruit estimate remains 19.9 million boxes, down 400,000 boxes from last season.
The tangelo estimate is 1.1 million boxes, and the tangerine forecast is 4.6 million boxes.
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