Patagonia Orchards LLC, Rio Rico, Ariz., has added a second grower to boost its output of organic citrus, said Delilah Romo, sales manager.
“We are going to double our acreage that we moved in previous years,” she said.
The company kicked off its organic program with early valencias and grapefruit in the fall, then headed into dancy mandarins, which its calls Sonoran Sweets. “Real” valencias will come on in February.
“It was a good growing year,” Romo said. “Everything looks really, really healthy.”