California growers are expected to produce 80 million cartons of navel oranges during the 2018-19 season, according to estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That’s an 11% increase over last year.
Florida’s orange volume should be about 77 million 90-pound box equivalents, most of which will go to processing, said Andrew Meadows, director of communications for Lakeland-based Florida Citrus Mutual.
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Reedley, Calif.-based Dayka & Hackett LLC hopes to give the major mandarin labels a run for their money this summer by tying it in with the release of the Universal Pictures/Illumination Entertainment animated film “D
The first Chilean clementines of the season arrived in North America a couple of weeks earlier than last year, and the quality of the fruit is better than a year ago because a lengthy drought finally has come to an end,
The Santiago-based Chilean Citrus Committee traditionally has helped promote easy-peelers and other Chilean citrus at retail throughout the U.S. This year, the committee plans to expand its marketing program into Canada
Domestic summer fruit like peaches, plums and nectarines may capture the supermarket spotlight at this time of year, but clementines and mandarins have built up such a following lately that most retailers see a consiste