Fruit World Co. Announces Flavor-Packed Organic and Conventional Citrus in Promotable Volumes as Citrus Season Begins
- by Anne Allen
REEDLEY, CA - The bright flavors of citrus are essential to chasing away wintertime blues, and Fruit World Co., a family-owned grower-shipper of organic and conventional fruit, knows that consumers are out looking for that bright bite. The company recently announced the start of its 2019 citrus season, which will include a full lineup of citrus fruits, all in promotable volumes. This includes organic and conventional mandarins, both of which have full-season longevity and availability.
"We’re excited to be entering citrus season with a robust organic and conventional mandarin program, which this year includes five varieties of organic mandarins and the earliest availability of conventional California mandarins," said CJ Buxman, Co-Founder and organic mandarin grower. "Our team takes great pride in our ‘Boots on the ground. Hands in the soil’ approach to producing high-quality fruit. We know consumers will be thrilled with the look, aroma, and taste of our citrus all season long."
According to a press release, many of the company’s organic mandarins are produced by Buxman in California’s San Joaquin Valley. He grows mandarin varieties such as Satsuma, Clementine, Page, Tango, and Gold Nugget, all with a November to June producing season. For its 2019 season, Fruit World expects to ship more organic mandarins than it ever has before, with a 20 percent volume increase over 2018’s season.
The company noted that it has an uninterrupted season-long organic mandarin program. It also offers Stem & Leaf mandarins, a premium fruit offering that offers eye-catching appeal on the retail shelf as well as a fresh flavor and vivid color. Fruit World prides itself on selecting the best varieties of fruit so it can both meet demand and delivery quality products.
"Complementing our focus on flavor is our commitment to service," said Bianca Kaprielian, Fruit World Co-Founder. "From efficient and accurate order fulfillment to harvests hand-matched to customer preferences, we know that the extra effort we put into relationships with our customers, and tailoring programs to their needs, helps them achieve their business goals and delight consumers."
Alongside its mandarin program, Fruit World has a year-long California-grown organic lemon program with promotable volumes November through March. Organic grapefruit will be available in early October, followed by organic Navel oranges starting late October, with peak quantities December through February. In addition, Fruit World offers a variety of specialty citrus starting in late December, including Blood oranges, Cara Cara oranges, Meyer lemons, and Minneola tangelos.
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