Jan 21st, 2020

As of mid January – weather has been cooperating for California, Florida and Texas citrus production areas and growers are currently harvesting good fruit qualities. Jan. 10 citrus crop estimate from US Dept. of Agriculture forecast a harvest of 125.5 million boxes of oranges for the current season, up from 124 million last year. Grapefruit forecast is 15.7 million boxes, up from 13.8 last season. Lemon and tangerine production was down.  Growers expected to produce 20.41 million boxes of lemon (compared to 24.1 million for 2018-2019 season) and 23 million boxes of tangerines (down from 27 million last crop)

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Judy Tucci
Judy Tucci