This versatile fruit, which can be used for cooking, in drinks, as a fat-free flavor enhancer and even as a garnish, maintains a steady following. The likelihood of purchase slipped four percentage points from last year, but lemons were the ninth most-popular fruit in Fresh Trends 2013.
Sunkist Growers Inc. is promoting navel oranges, lemons and grapefruit with a series of four videos dubbed Sunkist Citrus Hacks.
Life gives Pamela lemons, so she makes lemonade, with Rocket Farms Fresh Herbal Beverage Kit.
Production of California navel oranges, mandarins, lemons and meyer lemons is off to an early start at Duda Farm Fresh Foods, the company reports.
Limoneira Co., has chosen Compac Sorting Equipment Inc., to install a new packing line.
A trio of citrus and import sales veterans has started Classic Harvest, an importer and grower-shipper of citrus and grapes.More Packer Stories for Lemons
Market Scope - Lemons — F.o.b.s as of Nov. 17
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND ARIZONA — Shipments fairly heavy — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. 7/10-bushel carton shippers first grade 75s $40.80-42.90, 95s mostly $46.80-46.90, 115s mostly $42.80-45.90, 140s mostly $38.80-40.90, 165s mostly $30.80-32.90, 200s mostly $20.80-22.90, 235s $17.80-20.90; shippers choice 75s mostly $30.80-32.90, 95s $32.80-34.90, 115s mostly $30.80-33.90, 140s mostly $29.80-32.90, 165s mostly $27.80-30.90, 200s mostly $18.80-20.90, 235s $16.80-18.90; unclassified (standard) 75s $22.80-24.90, 95-140s $26.80-29.90, 165s $20.80-24.90, 200s $14.80-16.90.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (47-31-15) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading early slow, late fairly active. Prices 95s slightly higher, others higher. 7/10-bushel cartons marked fancy 95s mostly $20-22, 115-140s mostly $18-20, 165s mostly $18; marked choice 95-200s mostly $16. Quality variable. Harvest curtailed.
CHILE — Imports (2-2-0) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to decrease. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. LAST REPORT.
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