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IMG Citrus invests in packing line grader

IMG Citrus, Vero Beach, Fla., has added an electronic fruit grader to its packing line.

Huge Louisiana grapefruit sets records

Weighing more than the average newborn baby, a 7-pound, 14.6-ounce grapefruit grown in Slidell, La., has been recognized as the heaviest and largest grapefruit in the world.

Summer citrus available from Bee Sweet Citrus

Bee Sweet Citrus has star ruby grapefruit, blood oranges, Chilean navels and mandarins available for summer citrus demand.

California grape varieties abound

There was a time when California table grape growers could assume that once they selected and planted a specific grape variety, they’d be able to market it for 20 years or so.

Star Ruby grapefruit returns to Bee Sweet Citrus

Bee Sweet Citrus Sale’s Star Ruby grapefruit is back.

Volume up, sizing down for California citrus crops

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.

The state of grapefruit

Comedian Jim Gaffigan, talking about the medical penchant for naming associating tumor sizes with fruit:  “Interesting fact,” he says. “Worst tumor: grapefruit. Worst fruit: grapefruit.”

USDA lowers Florida orange estimate slightly

The U.S. Department of Agriculture adjusted its estimate for the Florida orange crop to 77 million boxes, down 3% from October.

Lone Star Citrus Growers offers newsletters

Lone Star Citrus Growers, McAllen, Texas, is introducing a bi-monthly newsletter to provide resources to buyers.

University of Florida attacking HLB on many fronts

University of Florida researchers, using funds from the state Legislature, are attacking citrus greening disease through a number of projects.