CITRUS

 


Packer Stories

Lemons take their turn as high-dollar citrus

07/18/2014

When lime prices hit triple-digits earlier this year, some shippers I talked to said restaurants were switching to lemons as a cheaper substitute.

USDA tests South American fruit programs at U.S. ports

07/15/2014

Beginning Sept. 1, citrus fruit, grapes and blueberries from South America should be arriving sooner and lasting longer on retailers’ shelves in the Southeast U.S. as the Port of Savannah begins a pilot program.

Oppy rolls out first 'eat brighter!' offering

07/14/2014

Cookie Monster won’t be encouraging kids to eat his sweet namesake when they return to school beginning in August.

Last season report shows smaller Florida citrus production

07/11/2014

Despite slight production gains from the previous month, the Sunshine State finished its latest season producing fewer volumes of oranges, grapefruit and tangerines.

Sunkist research shows lemons can replace salt

07/11/2014

Taste testing research just released by Sunkist Growers Inc. suggests that Americans can reduce the amount of salt they add while cooking by up to 75% by using lemon zest and juice instead.

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Market Scope - Clementines — F.o.b.s as of July 14

2014-07-13

CHILE — Imports (51-46-34) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to increase. Port of entry: Los Angeles. Trading fairly active. Prices for flat cartons repacked in route of 15 2-pound mesh bags 24-36s $36-38, 40-44s $33-35; 10 3-pound mesh bags 24-36s $35-37, 40-44s $32-34. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. Flat cartons repacked in route of 15 2-pound mesh bags 20-28s $32-34, 32-36s $30-32; 10 3-pound mesh bags 20-28s $32-34, 32-36s $30-32. Quality good.

SOUTH AFRICA — Imports (110-2-29) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same as June 30 to July 13. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. Flat cartons repacked in route of 15 2-pound mesh bags 20-28s $32-34, 32-36s $30-32; 10 3-pound mesh bags 20-28s $32-34, 32-36s $30-32. Quality good.

PERU — Imports (10*-3-7) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same as June 30 to July 13. Port of entry: Southern California. Trading fairly active. Prices for flat cartons repacked in route of 15 2-pound mesh bags 24-36s $36-38, 40-44s $33-35; 10 3-pound mesh bags 24s $35-37, 28-36s $35, 40-44s $32-34. Quality good. FIRST REPORT. Ports of entry: Philadelphia and New York. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. Flat cartons repacked in route of 15 2-pound mesh bags 20-28s $32-34, 32s $30-32, 36s $30-32; 10 3-pound mesh bags 20-28s $32-34, 32s $30-32, 36s $30-32. Quality good.

URUGUAY — Imports (5-0*-7) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to increase slightly. Ports of entry: Philadelphia and New York. Trading fairly slow. Prices unchanged. Flat cartons repacked in route of 15 2-pound mesh bags 20-28s $32-34, 32s $30-32, 36s $30-32; 10 3-pound mesh bags 20-28s $32-34, 32s $30-32, 36s $30-32. Quality good. *revised.

AUSTRALIA — Imports (3-0*-**) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to increase. Port of entry: Los Angeles. Supplies and number of importers insufficient to establish a market. Quality good. *revised, **unavailable.

 


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