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2018-19 season

I did not think we could see so much difference from one season to another. With last year’s short crop, large sizes and a strong export market versus this season of a huge crop of very small sizes and a limited export market due to tariffs in China


With our navels, caras, mandarins and bloods complete for the season we are all taking a huge breath to recover from a very hard season of low pricing.  Most growers will only see less returns per acre and not realize the amazing amount of time and effort our group put in to move through this crop of small, non holding fruit.

A big thank you goes out to all the employees of Gillette Citrus for their tireless work moving through this crop and to our growers for trusting us with the many crazy ideas we had to move as much of this crop as fast as we could

We are very happy with our returns on a competitive basis, and although not near last year’s returns they are much better than our competition.

We would also like to thank our domestic and export customers who helped us move through this demanding crop.

Farming is never easy but for sure it is not boring.  We will see how the Valencia crop finishes up and pray for a good set of large fruit for next season

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