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.
(UPDATED COVERAGE, Jan. 20): Richard Kinney, the former leader of Florida’s citrus packinghouse trade group, died Jan. 15.
Florida orange production continues to decline, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture report.
Danforth “Dan” Richardson, an Indian River citrus grower, died Dec. 17.
Another Florida citrus season and another year of no retail promotions or merchandising from the Florida Department of Citrus.
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Market Scope - Grapefruit — F.o.b.s as of Jan. 20
FLORIDA — Shipments (136-201-221, includes export 74-108-124) — Prices not reported.
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS — Shipments (109-153-167) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. 7/10-bushel cartons marked rio star fancy 27s mostly $15.95-16.35, 32s mostly $14.35-14.95, 36s mostly $12.35-13.95, 40s $10.35-11.95, 48s $8.35-9.95, 56s $6.35-6.95; Texas choice 27s $10.95-12.10, 32s $9.95-10.10, 36s $9.10-9.95, 40s $7.95-8.10, 48s $6.95-8.10, 56s $6.10-6.95.
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