U.S.-based citrus, avocado and grape importer and distributor LGS Specialty Sales is reporting a strong Moroccan W. Murcott season marked by “robust supply and excellent quality”.
Following the completion of a successful Moroccan clementine season, the company is expecting a steady supply of W. Murcotts through the end of April.
“For nearly 30 years LGS has sought the best growing regions that meet a rigorous set of standards to provide the best fruits to the U.S year-round,” said Luke Sears, president and founder of LGS.
“The fruit we import from Morocco, along with other countries, meets all “Darling specs” for the highest quality in color, flavor, and overall crop health.”
The W. Murcott originated in Morocco and is also referred to as a Nadorcott. Morocco’s dry summer and cool, wet winter creates an ideal environment for growing citrus.
“It has been a smooth transition from our early winter Moroccan clementine crop as the Murcotts are anticipated to produce 20% more volume this year,” added Sears.
“This crop will provide a healthy supply to the market throughout the season to meet shoppers’ growing demand for the easy peelers.”