Sunkist’s Pixie tangerine on the way - The Packer

Sunkist’s Pixie tangerine on the way

03/13/2014 01:11:00 PM
Mike Hornick

Ojai Pixie tangerineCourtesy Sunkist GrowersSunkist Growers' Ojai Pixie tangerine.Seasonal starts for Sunkist Growers specialty citrus items continue as shipments of Pixie tangerines are expected to begin in mid-March.

Pixies are generally small, with a diameter of 1-3 inches. They’re available from Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based Sunkist through May. Supply is limited.

Another specialty, Gold Nugget mandarins, is due to start shipping in April.

“Our District 3 Rio Red grapefruit is also available now and the fruit is showing excellent color and taste,” said Joan Wickham, advertising and public relations manager for Sunkist.

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