Bee Sweet Citrus Announces Start of California Mandarin Season
- by Anne Allen
FOWLER, CA - Easy-peel mandarins are a household staple. Just ask my folks, who keep bags of the delicious fruits on their counter throughout the year! As households continue to keep these varieties in stock, retailers need a partner that will help them keep up with consumer demand. Enter Bee Sweet Citrus, which just announced the arrival of the California domestic season of most of its popular mandarin varieties.
"Mandarins check off all the qualities that consumers look for in citrus," stated Sales Representative Joe Berberian. "Their unique flavor combined with their versatile characteristics make them a great fit for anyone looking to incorporate healthy snacks into their diet."
California's citrus domestic season ramps up with the availability of Clementine mandarins, which kicks-off during the first week of November. Grown and harvested in California's Central Valley, this variety is popular for its sweet flavor and vibrant color, a press release noted.
"With the holiday season right around the corner, there's no better time to stock up on sweet mandarins than now," said Director of Communications Monique Bienvenue. "Parents and educators often look for healthy snack alternatives to celebrate the holiday season, and Clementines are perfect for curbing a child's sweet tooth."
Not only are Clementine mandarins sodium free, cholesterol free, and an excellent source of vitamin C and fiber, they run at approximately 50 calories per serving—a nutritional powerhouse! Joining Clementine in both the delicious and nutritious categories is the W. Murcott mandarin variety.
"Clememtines will be available to kick off the start of the holiday season, and Murcotts will be able to close it," continued Berberian. "Both varieties are known for their easy-peel characteristics and their sharp, rich flavor."
Both Clementines and W. Murcott mandarins are seedless, easy-peelers. Popular for their unique taste, both varieties are in high demand while they're in season. Clementines are expected to be available at the start of November through mid-December and W. Murcott mandarins will be available mid-January through May.
"There's no doubt about it, mandarins have taken the produce industry by storm," added Bienvenue. "Fortunately, our team has the volume and variety customers need to meet market demand."
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