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Garlic and grapes make a comeback in PMG top 20

Pummelos, oranges and strawberries maintained the top three spots on PMG the week of Jan. 11, but mandarins rose from No. 11 the previous week to No. 4, and cabbage, previously No. 12, moved up to the No. 5 spot.

‘Excellent’ quality ahead for California's citrus crops

Although USDA's NASS estimated that California’s navel orange crop will be about 42 million 80-pound boxes this season, some grower-shippers estimate that number might be a bit on the heavy side.

Ample supplies, increased interest set citrus up for a strong season

Consumers typically turn to citrus to load up on vitamin C during cold and flu season, but this year, suppliers hope they’ll stock up on even more grapefruit, oranges, mandarins and lemons to keep COVID-19 at bay.

The organic point of view

The Packer's Organic Fresh Trends 2021 consumer survey reveals a vast cross-section of commodity-specific insights about organic produce consumption.

Avocados take No. 1 on PMG

Avocados bounced from No. 7 the week of Nov. 30 to take the lead spot on PMG the week of Nov. 7.

Citrus interest big on PMG

Organic pears maintained the top spot on PMG the week of Nov. 30, but citrus showed strong interest overall, taking six of the top 20 spots.

DiSilva Fruit, Morning Kiss Organic offer California citrus

DiSilva Fruit and Morning Kiss Organic are ready to deliver delicious, vitamin-packed organic and conventional citrus for the coming citrus season.

Citriburst Finger Lime volume increasing

Shanley Farms, Morro Bay, Calif., is seeing success with selling its Citriburst brand finger limes directly to consumers, especially during the pandemic.

Lime sales trending upward

Sales of fresh limes seem to be trending upward. At Delano, Calif.-based Wonderful Citrus, Elena Rhodes, director of product management, said in mid-April that sales were up 13% year over year.

Foodservice lemon sales plummet amid COVID-19

The most serious challenge facing the lemon industry this spring is the shutdown of the foodservice sector as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.