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Sunkist announces return of California Star Ruby Grapefruit and display contest

- General News
California Star Ruby Grapefruit season has arrived, and Sunkist is excited to announce a national display contest running through July.

Bee Sweet Citrus adds Star Ruby Grapefruit to spring offerings

- General News
As the spring season gains momentum in California’s Central Valley, Bee Sweet Citrus is highlighting Star Ruby Grapefruit as a key variety in the company’s seasonal citrus lineup.

Winter Sweetz launches 4th annual consumer sweepstakes

- General News
Winter Sweetz, a Texas-based grapefruit brand owned by Lone Star Citrus, announces the launch of its 4th annual “Sweeter in Texas” sweepstakes to educate and celebrate the Texas red grapefruit season with consumers.

Bee Sweet Citrus available for holiday promotions

- General News
California’s citrus season has begun, and the Bee Sweet Citrus team has several varieties available for holiday promotions.

USDA to purchase fresh grapefruit for nutrition programs

- General News
USDA today announced plans to purchase Fresh Grapefruit for distribution to various food nutrition assistance programs.

Lone Star Citrus partners with software provider Prophet

- General News
Prophet, the world’s leading Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software provider for the fresh produce and horticulture industries, is proud to partner with Lone Star Citrus Growers.

Winter Sweetz launches 3rd annual “Sweeter in Texas” sweepstakes

- General News
Winter Sweetz, a Texas-based grapefruit brand owned by Lone Star Citrus, announces the launch of its 3rd annual “Sweeter in Texas” sweepstakes to celebrate the Texas red grapefruit season.

Thick rinds may lead to grapefruit shortage

- Analysis
Will there be any Mexican grapefruit on the market this winter? Possibly not, because under pressure from legislators from grapefruit-producing states Florida and Texas, USDA has reinstated a juice content standard for imported grapefruit.

Mexican grapefruit import ban strains produce markets

- Analysis
Once again, with the help of arcane technicalities and the muscle of their states’ Congressional delegations, grapefruit growers from the southern United States – especially from Florida – have succeeded in nearly shutting down the importation of grapefruit from Mexico.

Florida citrus: Hope despite the challenges

- Analysis
What’s going on with Florida citrus? Recent news items paint a rather contradictory picture.