Local farmers are sweet on the prospect of growing the acid fruit.
Final USDA tally confirms continuing downward trend of production in the HLB era.
Latest estimate from USDA reveals first increase in several months; grapefruit continues to sour.
Latest estimate from USDA shows no change for oranges; grapefruit count gets squeezed.
Latest USDA estimate yanks healthy chunk out of projected yield for oranges.
Researchers are finding high demand for the tart citrus, opening the door for opportunistic Florida growers to fill the need.
Despite slight drop in Valencias, silver linings found.
Despite crop protection challenges, all-orange production projection from USDA remains unchanged.
Despite the major storm, updated forecast figures from USDA actually show an increase.
USDA estimates all-orange crop to be down more than 11 million boxes from last season’s final tally.
Challenging campaign typified by forecasts influenced by the negative impacts of HLB.
For the fourth consecutive month, ground is gained in Valencias.
Updated crop estimate from USDA reveals uptick for third month in a row.
Momentum carries over big time from last month’s elevated expectation in output.
A bump in projected Valencia production breaks long string of sobering reports.
Updated USDA estimate holds serve again; hasn’t dipped since December.
Related research also could lead to a new grapefruit cultivar as well as the creation of ornamental citrus plants.