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The transition from Southern hemisphere to Northern hemisphere citrus has been a very smooth one, much like the transition from Southern to Northern hemisphere Apples this year. South African Lemons and Oranges arrived in the final weeks containers into London Gateway Port and were cleared to customers by the end of the same week.
The first Spanish lemons had started 10 days earlier but still a little too green for a retail specification. Now in the last throws of October the lemons are starting to colour up into perfect yellow and we look forward to the European season ahead. Spanish and Italian Oranges of acceptable colour and sugar levels have started coming on stream in this week 43.
Many parts of Spain and Italy have suffered extreme storms and rainfall in the second half of October due to the union of two storms from the Mediterranean and Atlantic Ocean. This has stalled the first picking of new season soft citrus somewhat but the quality of the first Primasol mandarins has been very good. Oronules clementine’s and the popular leafy clementine’s are due to start in week 44.
The UK apple and pear crop is a large one and quality is very good. The long dry summer does seem to have nudged fruit size down somewhat as to be expected but the lack of rain does not seem to have had any major detrimental effects on the crop.