Navels early, lemons tight as season kicks off

10/24/2013 02:58:00 PM
Tom Burfield

A number of citrus grower-shippers are expanding or improving their operations.

Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based Sunkist Growers Inc. has added a grower, Terra Bella, Calif.-based Growers Citrus Packing, which expects to pack 1.6 million cartons for Sunkist annually.

Mulholland Citrus, Orange Cove, Calif., has consolidated its offices and plans to launch a product — SweetDelite mandarins — and a new website this fall.

Santa Paula, Calif.-based Limoneira Co. has acquired Yuma, Ariz.-based Associated Citrus Packers Inc. Associated Citrus Packers grows approximately 950 acres of lemons along with 350 of other crops.

Cecelia Packing Corp., Orange Cove, expects to receive its GlobalG.A.P. certification in December.


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