( Courtesy Unity Grove Corp. )

Homestead, Fla.-based grower-shipper Unity Groves Corp. has expanded its acreage and looked to improve groves by “grafting better varieties,” said Louie Carricarte, president and owner.

The company also has invested in a new packing line that will process nearly eight times the volume of the system it is replacing, Carricarte said.

“It will also size the fruit more effectively,” he said.