2013/2014 Florida Citrus and Georgia Pecan Season
Visits with Citrus and Pecans begin December 2nd!
That winter chill is in the air, and that can only mean one thing. It's time for Florida oranges, and grapefruit! We finalized our winter schedule, with a start date of December 2nd. We will be visiting our locations in December and one visit in January. We want all of our customers to keep in mind the extraordinary difficulties our Florida farmers have been dealing with in the HLB or "greening" disease. It has caused a great hardship on everyone involved in the citrus industry, making it increasingly difficult to get a large enough supply. To learn more about the HLB disease, please find the related links below. And as always, if we can get the best quality fruit, we will bring it to you!
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Citrus Season Outlook
We look forward to what appears to be a very good growing season for Florida citrus. All indications are that we should have enough supply to make all of our scheduled visits. Yet, the effects of the incurable plant disease called HLB or "greening", is causing just as much damage as it has in previous years, if not more. Greening damages the fruit first, then kills the whole tree, but the infected tree may not show symptoms for as many as three years. It has now appeared in all 32 of Florida's citrus-growing counties. There is no known cure although much research is currently being done.
We're happy to continue our partnership with H & S Citrus, who we feel is able to provide the best citrus available. For our customers looking forward to home shipping, we hope to continue this in the 2013/2014 season, but an announcement will be upcoming. If you would like to know more about greening and the serious effect it is having on Florida's citrus business, including its spread to California and other citrus-growing states, visit our page regarding Citrus Greening. We will continue to keep you informed about this threat to the future of citrus.