Veg-Fresh Farms, Corona, Calif., is starting its winter citrus season.
The District 3 (D3) region — Riverside and the Coachella and Imperial valleys — starts this month, with fruit shipping into early spring.
Organic lemons are shipping from the district now through February, peaking in November/December with size 140/115 count, with limits on larger sizes, according to the release. D3 lemon harvest production is down 25%-35% from last season.
Organic grapefruit from D3 begin in mid-October and go through March, with peaks in November-January. Veg-Fresh expects sizes to peak on 48/40/56 counts, ideal for bags, according to the release.
Organic minneolas start in mid-December go through February, peaking in January. Peak sizes are expected in the 100/80/64 counts and will be available in bulk and bags.
Sweet limes from D3 will be available in mid-October through February.