New Rochelle, N.Y. – LGS Specialty Sales, Ltd. (LGS), leading importer and distributor of citrus, avocados and grapes, is reporting a strong Moroccan W. Murcott season marked by robust supply and excellent quality. Following the completion of a successful Moroccan clementine season, the company is expecting a steady supply of W. Murcotts through the end of April.
“For nearly 30 years LGS has sought the best growing regions that meet a rigorous set of standards to provide the best fruits to the U.S year-round,” said Luke Sears, president and founder of LGS. “The fruit we import from Morocco, along with other countries, meets all “Darling specs” for the highest quality in color, flavor, and overall crop health. The W. Murcott originated in Morocco and is also referred to as a Nadorcott.”
Morocco’s dry summer and cool, wet winter creates an ideal environment for growing citrus. Additionally, Moroccan Murcotts are known for their bright color, and rich, sweet flavor which makes them well loved by shoppers.
“It has been a smooth transition from our early winter Moroccan clementine crop as the Murcotts are anticipated to produce 20% more volume this year,” added Sears. “This crop will provide a healthy supply to the market throughout the season to meet shoppers’ growing demand for the easy peelers.”
As part of the company’s quality control program, inspectors will monitor the crop throughout the season to ensure that it continues to meet the Darling brand standards. Meanwhile, LGS advisors are currently visiting the company’s off-season citrus farms to observe growing practices and advise on any changes that can be made to improve product taste and yield.
Retailers are encouraged to book orders now with LGS sales team at 718-542-2200. Moroccan W. Murcotts are available in 2lb, 3lb, 5lb bags or 5lb boxes.
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About LGS Specialty Sales, Ltd.
Borne out of love of fresh produce and a desire to bring the world’s best-tasting fruit to U.S. shoppers, LGS Specialty Sales, Ltd. has been importing fruit from select growers around the world for more than 25 years. Today, LGS is a leading importer of clementines, oranges, avocados, grapes, lemons, minneolas and persimmons, with an industry-wide reputation for innovation and excellence in produce quality, service, packaging and food safety.