Seasonal Availability

VarietyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSeptOctNovDec
oranges
Navel orange
Valencia orange
Cara Cara Navel orange
Blood orange
lemons
Eureka & Lisbon lemon
Meyer lemon
Pink Variegated lemon
limes
Persian lime
Key lime
Finger lime
grapefruit
Red and Pink Grapefruit
White Grapefruit
Pummelo
Melo Gold grapefruit
Oro Blanco grapefruit
tangerines & tangelos
Minneola tangelo
Orlando Tangelo
Ojai Pixie tangerine
Fairchild tangerine
mandarins
Clementines & W. Murcott mandarin
Royal mandarin
Gold Nugget Variety mandarin

HANDLING & STORAGE

Before preparation, store citrus in a cool, well-ventilated area. To maintain air circulation, keep cartons off the floor by placing them on pallets or racks. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends that produce be rinsed before eating or preparation. Detergent should not be used as it is not labeled for food use.

The best temperature range for western varieties of grapefruit is between 40° and 45° F. For all others, a stable 41° F is best.

SIZING INFORMATION

Sunkist® grapefruit size designations, printed on every carton, state the number of grapefruit in the carton, and indicates the size of the individual fruit within. For example, a carton of “40s” contains 40 medium-size grapefruit. A carton of “64s” holds 64 small-size grapefruit, while a carton of “27s” contains 27 very large grapefruit.