Florida's humidity helps produce juicier oranges than those typically grown here. Sunkist Launches “The Official Orange of the American Summer” Campaign. The resulting fruit is a bit larger than your standard grapefruit, with a deep golden peel, pale yellow flesh and a thick rind that is easy to peel. Oro Blancos were patented by the University of California at Riverside and are grown exclusively in California. Grown in California, Sunkist Valencia oranges are available now through October, and will peak in availability in July. Although 94% of Florida-grown oranges and about 57% of its grapefruit wind up as juice, rather than sold fresh in grocery stores, Sunkist would concentrate on marketing Florida fruit fresh. Lemon and grapefruit … Sweetie is, as the name suggests, a sweet grapefruit with a lack of the bitterness associated with White Marsh Seedless.Generally, it has approximately 2% higher brix and 0.6% lower acid than Marsh, so is a very attractive option for consumers with a sweeter tooth.The fruit is similar in shape and size to Marsh Seedless but has a distinctively green peel even when internally mature. So what you see really is what you get. Oro Blancos are sweet and lack the balancing acidity of more common grapefruit varieties. Sunkist ® grapefruit size designations, printed on every carton, state the number of grapefruit in the carton, and indicates the size of the individual fruit within. “More and more, consumers want to know about the health benefits of what they’re eating,” said Christina Ward, Director of Global Brand Marketing at Sunkist Growers. Grown in California, Sunkist Valencia oranges are available now through October, and will peak in availability in July. That means no chemical weed or pest killers. We hear you loud and clear. Several of our growers have answered the call, making Sunkist a proud provider of USDA-certified organic citrus. Offering U.S.-grown grapefruit and lemons year-round, Sunkist's California Star Ruby grapefruit is only available through July, and the Marsh Ruby variety will be available through October. (UPDATED COVERAGE, Aug. 23) Sunkist Growers has reached an agreement to source Texas grapefruit exclusively from Mission-based Lone Star Citrus Growers. Lots of folks want their citrus to be fresh, juicy and as natural as can be. The Sunkist cooperative, owned by thousands of California and Arizona growers, offers more than 40 varieties of premium quality, fresh citrus, all carefully handpicked. Lemon and grapefruit volume is also up this season, supporting the increase in demand for citrus . ORANGES The bright, vivid colour and sweet, tangy taste of Sunkist® oranges comes from our groves’ ideal growing climate. 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