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2009-02-26 12:37:00

Great Park Conservancy Donates 5,000 Citrus Trees Part of Orange County Agricultural Heritage IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Irvine City Council and Great Park Board of Directors unanimously voted to accept a generous donation of 5,000 Valencia Olinda Citrus Trees from the Great Park Conservancy. The Conservancy received the generous gift from Halvajian Desert Nursery in Thermal, California. The trees will ultimately be planted in the Orange County Great Park to honor Orange...

2009-02-17 07:00:00

KEEP YOUR PLEDGES BUT DON'T DENY YOUR TASTE BUDS ... FRESH LEMONS CAN ADD PIZAZZ TO OTHERWISE PLAIN LENTEN MEALS SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Creative cooking is at its finest during the forty days of Lent when millions around the world fast and give up their favorite foods in preparation for Easter. Supplies of fresh Sunkist lemons are high during the season providing flavor and favor for traditional meatless meals as well as helping followers keep pledged commitments....

2009-02-10 05:00:00

CLERMONT, Fla., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Uncle Matt's Organic, the oldest organic orange juice brand in the U.S., is celebrating its 10th year of organic excellence ... and is continuing to grow! According to Matt McLean, Founder and CEO, "We started this business with three acres of orange groves in my father's backyard and we now are more than 1,000 acres strong between our family's holdings and the 15 other family owned groves that our company manages." The current 2008-09 citrus season...

2009-01-26 00:59:02

A bug that crossed the Mexican border at Tijuana in July threatens to bring catastrophe to California's $1.2 billion citrus industry, officials said. State agriculture inspectors are intensifying their campaign against the Asian citrus psyllid, after the bug was observed last week in a San Diego neighborhood, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday. Agriculture officials said the bug was moving north at a rapid rate, although they believe California's orange groves have not yet been...

2008-12-19 13:24:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's best Clementines originate in Spain. Known for superior quality and their trademark sun-kissed sweet, juicy taste, Clementines from Spain are a seasonal delight looked forward to and enjoyed by families every year. December and January mark the peak season for these bright orange gems from Spain, so be sure to get them while they last! (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081219/AQF521) MomChef Ceci Carmichael is helping...

2008-12-15 14:37:00

Fresh Sunkist (R) Lemons Provide Enhanced Flavor, Natural Remedy To Combat Colds & Flu and Cost Effective Beauty Aid Conveniently Wrapped In Fragrant, Sunny Yellow Package VISALIA, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Mother Nature has been cooking up a storm of bright yellow, tart and tangy lemons, just ripe for picking. Sunkist, the world's leading citrus cooperative, is ringing in the holidays with an abundance of fresh, juicy lemons. Primed to perfection by the warm sunshine, rich soil...

2008-12-04 13:35:00

CLEWISTON, Fla., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its proactive program to deal with disease, Southern Gardens Citrus announced its plans to plant and field test canker and greening disease-resistant citrus trees in its groves starting in early 2009. Huanglongbing or citrus greening disease (HLB) is considered to be the most serious disease of citrus anywhere it occurs in the world. HLB was first identified and confirmed in Florida in September 2005. Three years later, HLB now can...

2008-11-20 18:27:31

Northern California mandarin oranges contain a high amount of a natural antihistamine that relieves cold and allergy symptoms, a U.S. government study found. Owari Satsuma mandarins, grown in Placer County from the suburbs of Sacramento to Lake Tahoe and the Nevada border, had up to six times as much synephrine as the same quantity of orange juice, the only citrus previously tested, a U.S. Department of Agriculture study said. Ten ounces of mandarin juice contain as much synephrine as one...

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2008-11-06 12:40:00

Hurricane damage debatable Despite hurricane damage and an unstable economy, this year's Texas citrus harvest is off to a good start, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service citrus expert. "All in all, this year's crop is of good quality, plentiful and nutritious," said Dr. Julian Sauls, an AgriLife Extension citrus specialist in Weslaco. Harvest started the first week of October in deep South Texas after an unusually wet growing season that included Hurricane Dolly, he said. "Winds...

2008-08-14 00:00:23

By Robert H. Schuler Q: I live in Pomona and have a 10-year-old navel orange tree that produces fruit that is inconsistent in sweetness. The fruit is good every year, but some years (three years ago, for example) the fruit was outstanding in sweetness. I follow the directions for fertilizing and sprinkle some citrus pellets and try and deep water every month. Can you explain why the sweetness varies from year to year and can you suggest anything to ensure consistent sweetness? - Don...


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