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.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a draft pest risk assessment for importing lemons from northwest Argentina.
The $2 billion California citrus industry is facing its biggest threat yet — the Asian citrus psyllid — and if we want to overcome it, we all need to work together.
Sunkist Growers has introduced a multimedia storytelling project using video and imagery to depict its members’ 120-year growing history.
San Joaquin Valley citrus growers lost about $441 million in revenue to crop damages from the seven-day freeze in December that are expected to shorten the season.
Lemons and limes may not be as trendy as tangerines right now, but they are having their own little moment of glory.More Packer Stories for Lemons
Market Scope - Lemons — F.o.b.s as of April 14
SOUTH AND CENTRAL DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments fairly heavy — Movement expected about the same. Trading early active, late fairly active. Prices shippers first grade 156-235s, choice 140-200s and standard 200s slightly higher, others generally unchanged. 7/10-bushel carton shippers first grade 75-115s mostly $31.80-33.90, 140s $29.80-32.90, 165s mostly $30.80-32.90, 200s $25.80-26.90, 235s mostly $19.80-20.90; shippers choice 75s mostly $21.80-23.90, 95s mostly $22.80-25.90, 115s $22.80-25.90, 140s $26.80-28.90, 165s mostly $28.80-30.90, 200s mostly $23.80-25.90, 235s $16.80-18.90; unclassified (standard) 75-95s mostly $19.80-21.90, 115s $19.80-21.90, 140s mostly $21.80-23.90, 165s mostly $22.80-24.90, 200s $18.80-20.90. Organic 7/10-bushel cartons shippers first grade 95-115s $34.80-40.90, 140s mostly $34.80-38.90.
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