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Uruguay launches its new citrus varieties

After more than 30 years of research and development, Uruguay has launched its new mandarin, orange, and lemon varieties. The varieties have been tested from the agronomic and consumer point of view, selecting a range that covers a wide marketing window, carefully attending to current consumption requirements.

Cross-section of the new F2P3 mandarin variety

“This is the fruit of intense work, of a great team, with a systemic, interdisciplinary approach, which involves the joint work of several institutions, and the producers' commitment; we are really happy with the result obtained,” stated Fernando Rivas, the director of the Citriculture Program at INIA.

F2P3 vs Murcott

"This careful selection of varieties has had a very good acceptance. They are already being commercially planted in the country and, since we've had repeated requests for their management abroad, we want to make them available to other countries so that they can also develop them," stated Mariana Espino, the Director of INIA Salto Grande.

3-year-old orange tree canopy change

"This new genetics strengthens our product quality, marketing windows, and ability to reach the most demanding markets; thus improving our competitiveness at an international level," said Alejandro Buratovich, the president of UPEFRUY (the Union of Uruguay's Fruit Producers and Exporters).

You can learn more about the new varieties here.

Consumer testing

For more information:

Edificio Los Guayabos
Parque Tecnólogico del LATU
Avda. Italia 6201
Montevideo (Uruguay)
Tel.: +598 2605 6021

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