LGS Specialty Sales Shares 2022 Summer Citrus Season Update; Luke Sears Discusses
NEW ROCHELLE, NY - Mirroring the vibrant colors of the summer sun here in the Northern Hemisphere, citrus is an integral part of consumers’ seasonal meals. To meet this need, LGS Specialty Sales has a variety of high-quality import citrus options to keep the produce aisles filled with bright hues this year, and recently provided an update on its summer citrus season.
“The summer citrus season is an exciting time at LGS,” said Luke Sears, President and Founder. “We are thankful for the growing partners that supply us with summer fruit from the finest growing regions known for having ideal climate and soil conditions.”
LGS sources its citrus from trusted growing partners in Chile, Peru, Argentina, South Africa, and Uruguay, a press release noted. Through these pivotal partnerships, the company is able to offer optimally fresh products year-round that are grown and shipped with uncompromised safety standards.
This season, some of LGS’ citrus offerings include:
- Lemons – The Argentinian lemon season will begin in mid-May and then slowly transition to Chile later in the summer
- Navels – The Chilean Navel season is anticipated to run from July through early November with a combination of Chilean and South African fruit
- Easy-Peelers – Early clementine supply will begin with Peruvian, Chilean, and South African fruit before transitioning to Tangos and W. Murcotts come mid-to-late July. Strong, early clementine varieties will be limited, while we expect volumes of Tangos and W. Murcotts to increase, with promotable volumes August through November
- Cara Caras and Minneolas – Both will continue to complement the citrus category during their late July through early October window. Cara Cara production continues to increase, especially out of Chile
Despite the quality of its fruit, LGS’ summer season will come with a few challenges as logistic issues and shortages continue to affect the industry.
“Just as most of the produce industry has experienced over the past year, we all expect a challenging summer season with the increase in costs and logistical hurdles we will all need to overcome,” explained Sears. “Our intention will continue to be to provide the best fruit possible to our customers as we continue to try and promote consumption among consumers.”
As the summer sun heats up, shoppers will come looking for zesty citrus options to provide refreshment, so reach out to LGS today to make sure they have delicious products to add to their baskets.