California’s citrus season has begun, and the Bee Sweet Citrus team has several varieties available for holiday promotions.
From the beginning of this campaign (April 1) to June 26, Peru exported 40.6 million kilos of fresh mandarins, reflecting a decrease of 4 percent compared to the same period the previous year.
Even with a later start to the crop, Fruit World has seen a strong mandarin season with several promotions in the works.
FAS Lima forecasts Peruvian mandarin/tangerine production at 550,000 metric tons (MT), with exports expected to reach 200,000 MT for marketing year 2022/23 (March 2023 to February 2024), according to a report released by the USDA.
Halfway through the selling season and Satsuma mandarins and other cold hardy varietals are still in abundant supply according to the Cold Hardy Citrus Association (CHCA).
A heavy crop of Satsuma mandarins from the Sweet Valley Citrus Region are maturing and will begin shipping about two weeks ahead of the 2021 season.
In a season that has been difficult for many citrus growers, the family-owned grower-shipper Fruit World has announced several bright spots in their 2022-23 citrus season.
The sustained popularity of easy-peel citrus varieties should result in them surpassing navel oranges in the next few years as the most consumed fresh citrus in the U.S., according to Rabobank research.
LGS Specialty Sales, a leading importer of citrus, avocados and grapes, announces the start of its Moroccan W. Murcotts season with a strong supply of winter mandarins available now through April 2022.
From January to November 2021, Peruvian mandarin exports reached 230,953 tons for $292 million, reflecting a 10 percent increase in volume and 13 percent increase in value.