Low temperatures hurt California mandarins - The Packer

Low temperatures hurt California mandarins

01/18/2012 08:30:00 AM
Andy Nelson

But the bulk of the company’s artichokes are coming from the Coachella region this time of year, with Castroville not expected to peak until the spring, Polovneff said.

As a result, overall effects on supplies are expected to be minimal, and Polovneff said he does not expect a change in markets.

By about early February, supplies in Castroville should be back to normal, he said.

Strawberries

Strawberries in Oxnard and Orange County weathered the cold temperatues well, but volumes in Santa Maria will likely be affected through about mid-February, said Carolyn O'Donnell, communications director for the Watsonville-based California Strawberry Commission.

Spokesmen from Salinas-based Colorful Harvest and Oxnard-based Boskovich Farms and Deardorff Family Farms reported no damage. 


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