Citrus Growing Regions

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We take the provenance and sustainability of our products very seriously and we employ strategic experts to assure our customers that our citrus products come from high quality, reliable sources year on year. We scour the globe for the very best quality raw materials and ensure we're buying from the right sources, at the right time and at the best possible price.

We’re committed to providing the most up-to-date market intelligence to our customers. Our citrus experts travel the globe to gain first-hand knowledge from the growers themselves, demonstrating the advantages of buying from us as opposed to alternative sources.

Here’s our round up of some of the key citrus growing regions across the world.

Orange

The global leading producers of orange include China, Brazil, Mexico and Florida. Brazil is the largest processor of fruit and exporter of derivatives such as juice and essential oil. The state of Sao Paulo produces 80-90% of the country’s oranges.

Tangerine

Spain and California are the main producers of tangerine with China, Japan, Morocco and Argentina also producing smaller crops. The most sought-after type is Dancy, with other varieties such as Murcott, Honey Tangerine and Cravo also available.

Lime

Citrus Latifolia - Lime expressed (Tahitian/Persian) is predominantly grown in Brazil and on Mexico’s gulf coast. The limes produced are larger in size and more consistent in colour.

Citrus Aurantifolia - Lime distilled (Key) is predominantly grown in Mexico and Peru. The limes are smaller in size and harder in texture. They often vary in size and colour.

Lemon

The leading producers of lemon include Argentina, Spain, Italy and Sicily with Mexico, the US and others playing smaller roles. Tucuman is the key growing region within Argentina and is renowned for its quality of lemons however over 80% of the fruit produced in this origin is processed.

Grapefruit

White and pink grapefruit varieties have been in decline over recent years. Mexico and Florida remain the main producers with Israel, China, South Africa and Turkey also producing smaller crops. The decline in grapefruit yield has caused prices to dramatically increase in the last five years.

Our Citrus Procurement approach utilises global strategic supply alliances, which ensures continuous availability, imperative for the volatile markets we operate in. As a business we have decades of Citrus experience across all business functions and work collaboratively with our customers to best service their specific business needs. For more information on our citrus products contact a member of our sales team on sales@treatt.com