( Courtesy LGS )

LGS Specialty Sales, New Rochelle, N. Y., kicked off its summer citrus with lemons from Argentina and Chile.

The company also imports navels, minneolas, mandarins and cara cara oranges, marketing the fruit through its Darling Citrus line.

“We’re so proud of our Darling Citrus line and the opportunity to supply our customers with the best citrus grown around the world,” Luke Sears, president and founder of LGS Specialty Sales, said in a news release.

LGS is having a strong summer lemon season receiving imports from Argentina and Chile. The Argentinian season began in May and will go throughout August. The Chilean lemon season began in June and will go through October.

Lemons are sold in 1-, 2-, 3-, 5-pound and bulk sizes.

“Our summer citrus growers have provided us with premium quality and volume for the season, and we’re excited about all the different citrus varieties we’re able to provide our customers,” Sears said in the release.

LGS expects medium-sized navels will be available July through October. An increased volume of minneolas and a continued supply of cara caras will be available July through September. Mandarins, expected to have a great color and brix to acid ratio, will be available in July.

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