Safety First   

Although citrus is very safe and have no severe sanitation health risks, it is still wise to remind consumers to wash their citrus with cool water to avoid any cross contamination that may have been transferred from your hands to the peel.  

 

Handling your Citrus

When displaying your citrus we advise that you do not mix different varieties of fruit together. This can create confusion for your consumer and ultimately lead to a negative purchase. Depending on your order, your citrus will come in either bags, cartons or bins. The bulk fruit is already pre-sized and ready to display.

 

Inspect your Fruit

When you first receive your order we advise you to inspect the citrus and check the quality. When citrus is displayed in your store we ask that you periodically check the fruit and take out any old or rotten fruit. This could also lead to a negative consumer purchase.

 

Ripened Fruit

We assure that you will receive your fruit at its best. All of our citrus stays on the tress until its ripened and then picked at its peak. 

 

Temperature and Storing

Texas grapefruit should be stored between 50-65 degrees Fahrenheit with a relative humidity of 85-90% to assure the greatest shelf life possible and least amount of shrinkage. Grapefruit is very sensitive to cold temperatures and can cause the wax to become cloudy and dull if it has been moved from a cold temperature to room temperature. Citrus should never be misted.

 

Displaying your Citrus

Periodically check your citrus displays to assure that they look appealing and are full of fruit. If the fruit display looks empty or messy it can create negativity in the consumer. We suggest that you rotate the fruit and the place the older product on top and front of the display and the newer fruit on the bottom. We advise you to remove any fruit that looks dehydrated or rotten from the display.

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