The likelihood of a lime purchase slipped two percentage points from last year. For the second consecutive year, the likelihood of a purchase increased according to income and decreased according to age. Shoppers earning less than $25,000 annually were the least likely overall to make a lime purchase.
Detections of sweet orange scab that began in California’s Imperial County groves have the citrus industry searching for an explanation – and a remedy.
Rains in west Mexico growing areas during September and October will result in tight supplies of many commodities this fall and early winter, but Texas distributors say quality should be good, and they expect a strong holiday season.
Like its conventional counterpart, organic citrus is expected to be in ample supply this fall and winter, and quality should be good.
The Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit attracts new and exotic fruits and vegetables. At the top of that list this year are Gator Eggs from Shanley Farms.
California Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have appropriated $5 million annually from the state general fund to fight citrus diseases and the pests that spread them.More Packer Stories for Limes
Market Scope - Market Scope - Limes — F.o.b.s as of Dec. 9
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (175-133**-67*) — Movement expected about the same. Trading 110s fairly slow, others moderate. Prices 150s slightly lower, 175-230s slightly higher, other generally unchanged. Seedless-type 40-pound cartons 110s mostly $10, 150s $10-11, 175-200s mostly $12-13, 230s mostly $11-12, 250s mostly $10. Quality and condition variable. *incomplete data **revised