One Georgia grower sees citrus as an emerging industry in Georgia with huge potential. Justin Corbett even compares it to another popular crop that’s dominated the state’s fruit landscape.
“I think it has the potential to be a big industry. I compare it to blueberries 10 or 15 years ago. I just hope we don’t follow the same path they followed with imports affecting them now,” Corbett says.
Corbett is one of many growers in Georgia who are trying their hand in the citrus sector with satsumas. Satsumas are the most grown citrus in the state. Between 80% and 90% of Georgia citrus is satsuma oranges, according to Lindy Savelle, president of the Georgia Citrus Association.