Bee Sweet Citrus Anticipates Strong Citrus Season
- by Robert Schaulis
FOWLER, CA - As California’s citrus season revs up, it sounds like retailers are in for a sweet treat—a Bee Sweet treat, to be exact! Bee Sweet Citrus is expecting a strong domestic season.
“Over the next few months, consumers can expect to see some of their favorite varieties back on the shelves of their local retailer,” said Sales Representative Joe Berberian. “Throughout the month of October, Satsuma mandarins, Meyer lemons, Pommelos, and Navel oranges will be back just in time for new seasonal promotions.”
From October through June, California’s domestic season brings a large array of specialty citrus varieties to retailers all over the country. Consumers looking forward to this citrus season can rest assured that their Navels and Blood Oranges are heading back to retail in a big way.
“California’s Mediterranean climate provides growers with ideal conditions for growing citrus,” said Field Department Manager Scott Woods. “Because the fruit is sensitive towards extreme temperatures, we’re able to harvest citrus year-round, and specialty varieties during the winter months.”
Unique flavors and characteristics are attracting consumers to specialty citrus varieties. Cara Cara Navels’ pink interior and Blood Oranges berry-esque taste are hunted for in grocery aisles. Also, Satsuma mandarins are a great way to introduce specialty varieties to consumers because they make such a great addition in salads and parfaits—the everyday items. Then there are Meyer lemons, which, let’s face it, are good in everything but are specifically delicious in salad dressings and baked goods.
“While we’ve always been able to supply numerous varieties to our consumers during our domestic season, we’re excited to include Gold Nugget mandarins into our specialty citrus line this year,” Berberian shared. “Popular for being one of the sweetest mandarin varieties out there, Gold Nuggets are sure to be a big hit with consumers this season.”
Bee Sweet Citrus’s produce is grown under the company’s farming department to meet strict quality standards, according to a press release, ensuring consumers obtain exceptional pieces of fruit.
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