Tag Archives: citrus

Cool as a Cucumber

The California cucumber season may be over but thanks to our growing partners in Mexico, we will have supply of ‘cukes through the colder months. Cucumber is a fruit from the Cucurbitaceae family. Scientifically known as Cucumis sativus, it belongs to the same family as zucchini, watermelon, pumpkin, and other types of summer squash. The cucumber plant is a creeping […] Read Post »


Stocking up for the New Year

Now that we have made it through the two big produce holidays it’s time to prepare for the onslaught of New Year’s ‘get healthy’ resolutions revolving around eating healthier and juice cleansing. Customers will be hitting up the produce, fresh-cut and deli sections looking for fresh produce options. Keep your fresh-cut displays looking fresh and […] Read Post »


Satsumas, Mandarins, Tangerines, Oh My!

In the midst of citrus season, there are many varieties of small, orange fruits available. With over 167 different hybrids and varietals recognized by the Citrus Variety Collection of the University of California, it’s no surprise people often confuse mandarins, satsumas, clementines and tangerines. In the U.S, mandarins and tangerines are commonly used interchangeably even […] Read Post »


Gearing up for the Holidays

With the major holidays behind us there are still plenty of opportunities to tie in your product mix with festive holidays, championships and more. Tangerines, pomelos and oranges are considered good fortune fruit for the Lunar New Year (Jan 28). These fruits are thought to bring continuous prosperity–the more you eat, the more wealth it […] Read Post »