Sunday, January 24, 2010

Central Florida citrus ready for market

12 comments:

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! That's a LOT of citrus!!!!

(mmmmm)

tapirgal said...

Jacob, I can tell they're from Florida because they're yellow, not orange! So, urban sprawl hasn't pushed out the citrus industry yet? My father was a 4th generation citrus grower in California, so I find this pic very interesting. And by the way, what used to be acre on acre of citrus and avocados in my home town IS urban sprawl. I hate seeing it.

Small City Scenes said...

Wow look at the truck loads.
I read in the paper that the cold weather in Florida was really hurting the citrus farms. Yes? MB

joo said...

Quite a lot - we are waiting here:)
Have a nice week ahead!

Cezar and Léia said...

A lot of C vitamin as well! :)
Léia

Jacob said...

@ Small City - Yes, Mary Beth, I think the cold weather was so severe that much of the citrus was ruined this year...so that may mean higher prices in the stores...

It was too cold for too long and the citrus farmers just couldn't fight it off...

Chris said...

Very impressive to see so many of them! Incredible... Are they exported or is it only for local consumption!

Rose said...

Wonder how much juice one truckload would make?

Jacob said...

@ Chris - I think both. Quite a bit is exported but a lot is used right here...we have several "juice" companies located in Florida.

Jacob said...

@ Tapirgal - That's interesting about your dad. Where in California?

And you're so right about urban sprawl (i.e. blight)...but it's happening everywhere...we've lost tons of orange groves to ticky-tacky houses all over the state!

bfarr said...

I thought they said all the citrus froze during that cold snap. Doesn't look like it too me.

brattcat said...

I saw these along the road and thought of Maine potatoes which are also harvested and transported in these big containers. From Maine to Florida, such different tastes, colors, textures, but each so vital.