Satsuma overload: citrus growers need to diversify

Citrus harvest season is in full swing across the North Florida/South Georgia production region. One thing is certain this season: growers need to diversify their farming operations with citrus varieties other than satsuma mandarins.

Grower Kim Jones, who also owns a citrus packing facility in Monticello, Florida, and is part-owner of a similar facility in Tifton, Georgia, discussed the high volume of satsumas that he’s seeing early this season. “There is a bunch of satsumas planted. We don’t even have all of the satsumas in production, and we’re seeing a huge amount of satsumas available for the market,” Jones said. “We’ve got a lot of satsumas in these packinghouses.”

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