Florida citrus crop News

Irma Dealt Devastating Blow to Florida Citrus, Other Crops

Florida’s famous oranges are still falling from trees and rotting on the ground weeks after Hurricane Irma, and the state’s agriculture commissioner said Thursday there will be fewer Florida vegetables on Thanksgiving tables and a shortage of poinsettias at Christmas. …

400 Orange Trees Stolen From Florida Grove

Authorities in a central Florida county are looking for a thief who stole more than 400 newly-planted orange trees from a grove. Orlando television station WFTV reported Monday that Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies were investigating the disappearance of the …

Florida Citrus Crop Weathers Overnight Cold

Cold weather overnight did not harm oranges and other fruit across Florida’s citrus-growing regions, the state’s leading growers association said on Friday. “Came through in good shape. No reports of damage currently. Had some high 20s, low 30s. Not cold …

Florida Oranges Dodge Bullet, Escape Damage From Freezing Temperatures

Orange groves in Florida, the world’s biggest grower after Brazil, escaped cold weather damage overnight as frigid air set records across the Midwest. The coldest spots in Florida citrus groves were near freezing, and oranges aren’t damaged unless temperatures are …

No Damage to Florida Citrus Crop from Cold Snap

Florida came through this week’s cold snap with no major damage to the orange blossoms that will produce next year’s crop, the state’s largest growers’ association said. Temperatures dipped below freezing on the northern edge of the central Florida citrus-fruit-growing …