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.
United Indian River Packers Inc., one of Florida’s oldest and largest citrus growing and packing operations, plans to discontinue growing and packing operations.
This year’s Florida peach season begins with increased acreage and more growers.
I write to express deep appreciation to some extraordinary Floridians who have changed the game for Florida’s most iconic product.
The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is releasing six new citrus varieties.
Two south Florida congressmen have started a caucus on citrus greening disease.More Packer Stories for Grapefruit
Market Scope - Grapefruit — F.o.b.s as of Feb. 24
FLORIDA — Shipments (206-220-198, includes export 130-141-125) — Prices not reported.
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS — Shipments (70-64-66) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices fancy 23-32s higher, choice slightly higher, others generally unchanged. 7/10-bushel cartons marked rio star fancy 23-32s mostly $14.25-15.90, 36s mostly $11.90-13.25, 40s $9-10.35, 48s mostly $8.90-9.35, 56s mostly $8.35-8.40; Texas choice 27-32s mostly $10.10-10.90, 36s $10.10-10.90, 40s mostly $9.10-9.25, 48s mostly $8.10-8.25.