Grapefruit is a steady performer. Thirty-one percent of shoppers reported that they were likely to make a grapefruit purchase – the same number as last year.
Hogan & Sons Inc., an Indian River grapefruit grower-shipper, is not packing fruit this season, according to industry sources.
MODESTO, Calif. — If the $2.4 billion California citrus industry is to survive, it must maintain Asian citrus psyllid detection and control programs to buy time until fixes for the deadly citrus disease it carries are discovered.
Paramount Citrus expects to ship Texas grapefruit from November through May this season.
DUNDEE, Fla. — Compared to last year, this fall is bringing higher quality of Florida citrus and grapefruit is opening the season with lower than expected prices.
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Sunkist Growers, Valencia, displayed several new packaging options for this year’s citrus season at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit.More Packer Stories for Grapefruit
Market Scope - Grapefruit — F.o.b.s as of Nov. 17
FLORIDA — Shipments (187-185-178, includes export 117-120-97) — Prices not reported. *revised.
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS — Shipments (64-84*-75) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly slow, late fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. 7/10-bushel cartons marked rio star fancy 23-27s mostly $18.35-20.98, 32s mostly $18.25-18.98, 36s mostly $15.98-16.25, 40s mostly $10.35-13.98, 48s $9.35-12.98, 56s $7.35-8.98; Texas choice 23s $16.10-16.98, 27s $14.98-16.25, 32s $12.10-14.98, 36s $10.10-12.98, 40s $9.10-12.98, 48s $8.10-11.98, 56s mostly $7.98-8.25. Quality generally good. Harvest curtailed by unseasonably cold temperatures. *revised
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