Lemon growers are seeing good production this year, but the market for choice lemons has been ruined by COVID-19 food-service industry losses, Citrus Industry reports.
“We’ve seen 20 to 25 percent decrease in fruit movement, and that’s mainly attributable to the decline in the food-service industry,” according to Ventura County lemon grower Will Pidduck.
Ironically, it is otherwise a good year for lemons in Ventura County. “We’re growing great quality fruit. The quantity is great,” said Pidduck.