Category Archives: Florida Farms

Ortaniques Add Caribbean Spice to Florida Citrus

Exceptionally juicy and delicious with a sweet, rich flavor, Florida Ortaniques add a dash of Caribbean spice to the Florida citrus family. Bright orange in color and wonderfully aromatic, Ortaniques originally appeared in Jamaica and were brought to the U.S. … Continue reading

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Mini 'crop copter' could be godsend for citrus growers, farmers, says UF professor

  By Martin E. Comas, ORLANDO SENTINEL 6:15 p.m. EDT, July 24, 2011 LAKE ALFRED — The small black-and-white device with rotating blades at the end of six arms looks like an alien spaceship from a science-fiction movie. But this … Continue reading

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Citrus future looks bright

    Economist tells commissioners next decade viable By JEFF ROSLOW Editor Published: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 10:05 AM EDT The next 10 years of citrus production from the United States looks pretty good, Mark Brown told the Florida Citrus … Continue reading

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Citrus Fruits: Tangy and Healthy

  Any Way You Slice it, Citrus Holds Appeal While Offering Health Benefits as Well As Floridians, we enjoy milder spring-like weather when citrus fruits are plentiful. From oranges, grapefruits, lemons, tangerines, pineapples and even tomatoes, the choices are colorful … Continue reading

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Old Man Winter puts squeeze on Florida orange growers

Jeff Casale MIAMI—Florida growers have yet to determine how much damage their crops suffered from the cold snap that gripped most of the country the first week of January, but insurance experts say much of the expected losses will be … Continue reading

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