Summer Citrus from South Africa Confirms Strong 2020 Season
SOUTH AFRICA - Citrus displays at retail have been bulking up as of late as the seasonal floodgates open with category stand-outs. As one company leading the pack, Summer Citrus from South Africa (SCSA) announced a strong 2020 season as the first vessel of the year recently arrived in the United States this week.
“This year we’re expecting some of the most top quality and excellent eating quality fruit we’ve seen in recent years,” said Suhanra Conradie, CEO. “The timing of the 2020 harvest is aligning with the recent increase in demand of citrus due to COVID-19 while offering some of the best in season citrus from South Africa.”
Easy Peeler Clementines were the first to arrive at the New York port. More Easy Peelers and some Navel Oranges will follow with the first conventional vessel arriving in Philadelphia toward the third week of June. During peak season, containers will also arrive in the port of Philadelphia with more-or-less the same timing as the first conventional vessel. By this time, Star Ruby and Cara-Cara Oranges will also start to be available, as noted in a press release.
While challenges within the international supply chain are inevitable, the group from South Africa manages supply based on demand with its impressive team of growers, importers, and local and global officials as well as logistics and marketing teams.
“In response to our retail partners’ needs based on evolving consumer behaviors, our group is at the ready to be a trusted supplier of citrus starting toward the end of May through October,” said Conradie.
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