Summer citrus marketers plan product additions - The Packer

Summer citrus marketers plan product additions

05/31/2012 03:35:00 PM
Tom Burfield

Meanwhile, Chilean growers continue to look at technologies that help prevent seeds from showing up in clementines and mandarins, said Tom Tjerandsen, managing director of North America for the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association, Sonoma, Calif.

The seed problem, which has to do with pollen drift, has vexed California growers, as well, he said.

Finally, The Oppenheimer Group, Vancouver, British Columbia, will import “small, trial quantities” of tango mandarins grown in Chile and Peru, said James Milne, director of marketing and citrus category director.

The fruit, similar to those grown in California, are “a true seedless clementine,” he said.

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