Bee Sweet Citrus Touts the Variety of its Domestic Specialty Citrus
- by Kayla Webb
FOWLER, CA - The cold is officially here to stay in sunny California, and to brighten up our chillier days, Bee Sweet Citrus is bringing its variety of specialty citrus to retailers and consumers across the nation. With California’s domestic citrus season in full swing—running between the months of October and June—the buy-side will have the chance to sweeten up its produce aisles with every kind of citrus imaginable, from staple to exotic varieties.
“Throughout the winter months, consumers can expect to see several different citrus varieties available at their local retailer,” said Joe Berberian, Sales Representative. “Right now, we have mandarins and Navel oranges available, as well as several specialty citrus varieties such as Pummelos, Meyer Lemons, and Cara Cara navels.”
But what makes specialty citrus varieties so...well, special, you ask? Bee Sweet noted that distinct characteristics and exceptional flavors are what set these varieties apart from more traditional ones. This includes category favorites like specialty lemons—Meyer lemons are often sought out as a flavorful ingredient for seasonal cuisine—and Cara Cara navels—which catch consumers’ eyes with their vibrant pink color and antioxidant properties—both of which are returning to the produce aisle en masse thanks to Bee Sweet Citrus.
“California’s Mediterranean climate is ideal for growing citrus,” added Keith Watkins, Vice President of Farming. “Because citrus is sensitive toward extreme temperatures, we’re able to harvest citrus year-round and focus on specialty varieties during the winter months.”
According to a press release, all of Bee Sweet’s specialty citrus is grown under the close watch of the company’s farming department and meets strict quality standards to ensure consumers an exceptional piece of fruit.
“The domestic season is an exciting time for our team because we have the opportunity to showcase amazing varieties,” continued Berberian. “While there’s no doubt that citrus has become a staple for many homes, our specialty varieties are here to remind consumers why California’s citrus is so special.”
Bee Sweet Citrus’ specialty varieties are only available for a limited time, so get ‘em while they’re hot! For more of the sweetest produce news, stick with us at AndNowUKnow.