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Citrus Specialties

Pomelos
Pomelos are available from December through early March. These are the largest citrus fruit and are often referred to as a “Chinese grapefruit”. They have a round to pear shape. Pomelos have a smooth skin which ranges from white to light green in color.  This fruit is known for its very thick rind and pink interior flesh. They have a sweet taste which has a similar flavor to grapefruit with a less acidic taste. Specialty packs available on request.

Pomelos Availability

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
California                

Sizing: 4/6/8/10/12/14/18/23
Standard carton: 40 lbs / 54 cartons per pallet

Cara Cara
Cara Caras are a special variety of navel orange. The exterior skin has a bright orange skin like regular navels but the interior skin is a dark pink color. They are also a seedless variety, very juicy and are low acid. Cara Cara’s are available from January through April.
 

Cara Cara Availability

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
California                

Sizing: 40/48/56/72/88/113/138/163/180/210
Standard carton: 40 lbs / 54 cartons per pallet

Minneolas Availability

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
California                  

Sizing: 56/64/80/100/125/150/180/210
Standard carton: approx. 35-37 lbs, 63 per pallet

Oro Blancos
Oro Blancos are a cross between an acid-less pomelo and a white grapefruit. They have a thick, bright green to yellow rind and are generally round in shape. Oro Blancos are sweeter tasting than a grapefruit. They can be peeled and eaten like an orange. However, the white membrane surrounding the flesh should be discarded as it has a bitter taste. Oro Blancos are available October through March.

Oro Blancos Availability

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
California            

Sizing: 12/14/18/23/27/32/36
Standard carton: 40 lbs / 54 cartons per pallet

Moro Oranges Availability

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
California                

Sizing: 40/48/56/72/88/113/138/163/180/210
Standard carton: 40 lbs / 54 cartons per pallet

Mandarins
These are available November through April. The three main varieties of mandarins are Satsumas (seedless), Honey Mandarins (seeded) and Royal Mandarins (seeded). These are smooth skinned, juicy and relatively sweet tasting.  They are often referred to as an “easy peeler”. Each variety has their own distinctive flavor. Satsumas are the first available mandarin and have a mild orange taste. Honey Mandarins are very aromatic and have a sweet taste like honey. Royal Mandarins have more of a sweet spicy flavor.

 

Mandarins Availability

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
California            

Fairchild/Satusuma
S
izing: Colossal /Mammoth/Jumbo/ Large/Medium/Small Volume Filled, approx. 25-28lbs per carton, 72 cartons per pallet

Royal Mandarin
S
izing: 48/56/72/88/113/138/163 Pattern Pack (approx. 35-37lb), 63 cartons per pallet

Clementime / Murcott Mandarins
Sizing: 15/18/21/24/28/32/36/40/44 Volume Fill (5lb ctns), 108 cartons per pallet

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