Vicky BoydMike George, president of Suntreat Packing & Shipping Co., shows off the new Reserve Citrus carton design.LINDSAY, Calif. — Suntreat Packing & Shipping Co. has rolled out a new carton design this season for its Reserve Citrus line.
The Lindsay, Calif.-based firm had used the carton on a limited basis last year but will be using it throughout its markets this year, said Al Imbimbo, vice president of sales.
The Suntreat Reserve Citrus line involves seasonal, limited availability varieties that are allowed to tree ripen for improved eating quality, he said.
“It’s what the farmer would choose for himself when he’s in the grove,” Imbimbo said.
The current line-up includes a seedless lemon; oro blanco, a cross between a pummelo and a white grapefruit; cara cara, a pink-fleshed navel orange; a tree-ripe navel orange; and the late-season gold nugget mandarin.