Jac. Vandenberg Announces First Certified Sustainably Grown SUNRAYS Mandarins Shipping to U.S. Markets in Summer 2024

December 13, 2023 Jac. Vandenberg, Inc.

Consumers in the United States can look forward this coming year to SUNRAYS® mandarins independently certified as Sustainably Grown® by SCS Global Services. Forbel, a producer of SUNRAYS mandarins, has become the first citrus grower in Uruguay to achieve certification, and together with Peruvian SUNRAYS grower, Pampa Baja, are now the first Sustainably Grown certified citrus growers worldwide.  This milestone achievement follows Jac. Vandenberg’s announcement last year of its goal to have all SUNRAYS mandarin growers Sustainably Grown® certified by the end of 2024.  

Fruit World Anticipates Abundant Organic California Lemon Crop Supported by Extensive Specialty Citrus Program

October 11, 2022 Fruit World

In a season that has been difficult for many citrus growers, the family-owned grower-shipper Fruit World has announced several bright spots in their 2022-23 citrus season. In particular, Fruit World is expecting a large volume of high-quality organic lemons throughout their year-round program, with promotable volumes peaking from mid-October through February. This year’s crop is even stronger than it was in 2021, which was also above average.

Vandenberg Optimistic for its Summer Citrus Season

June 20, 2022 Jac. Vandenberg, Inc.

Jac. Vandenberg, Inc. is preparing for a busy summer citrus season as it finishes a successful end to the winter citrus season with Morocco. With the final Moroccan Nadorcotts shipped and sold, the first easy peelers from Peru and Uruguay have already arrived and volume will be picking up slowly in the coming weeks as Chile and South Africa enter the fold.

Sweeten up Summer Sales with Citrus from Chile

The Chilean Citrus Season kicked off in Week 15 as the first shipment of clementines set sail for the U.S. market.  As the largest citrus exporter in the Southern Hemisphere, Chile will be supplying clementines, mandarins, navels, and lemons to the U.S. market, with promotional support starting in June and continuing through October.

LGS Specialty Sales Announces Strong Transition Into W. Murcotts Season

February 3, 2022 LGS Specialty Sales

LGS has been supplying Mandarins from Morocco to the U.S. for over 15 years between the months of January and April, and from the Southern Hemisphere in the summer until fall. These next few months will serve as the peak of their imported window with good tasting and quality fruit.