Southern hemisphere 2021 summer citrus update

LGS Specialty Sales, importer of citrus, avocados, grapes, and persimmons, announces an update on its 2021 summer citrus season. Over the next few months, LGS’ Darling Citrus® line will include Cara Caras, lemons, minneolas, navels and W. Murcotts.  

“The summer citrus season is always an exciting time at LGS,” said Luke Sears, president and founder of LGS Specialty Sales. “Our growers supply us with quality fruit, and we’re excited for shoppers to experience and enjoy the various products we have available during the summer months.” 

  • Cara Caras - The Chilean Cara Caras will be available from August through September. The company reports the quality is great with the size trending smaller than previous seasons.
  • Lemons - The Argentinian lemon season will run throughout August along with Chilean lemons through October to finish out the season. Both regions are producing premium fruit with excellent juice content.
  • Minneolas - The Peruvian minneolas are of great quality with a vibrant appearance and good brix/acid ratio. The size is evenly split, which allows for availability in different pack styles and bulk sizes.
  • Navels - The Chilean navel season will run throughout mid to late October. The size is trending smaller with the volume up 5-10 percent from 2020. 
  • W. Murcotts - The Peruvian and Chilean W. Murcott season will run from August through early November. The fruit is producing great flavor, an ideal acid/brix ratio and a vibrant orange exterior. 

Additionally, LGS’ summer avocado program is also seeing great success. The Colombian summer program is producing quality avocados through August until the winter program kicks off in November. The Peruvian avocados are producing great oil content and the season is anticipated to go throughout September. 

Jenna Galise
LGS Specialty Sales
Tel: 718-542-2200

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