Citrus Industry Working through Busy Season

4 years 10 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, January 15 2019 Jan 15, 2019 January 15, 2019 2:50 PM January 15, 2019 in Community - Con Mi Gente
By: Rick Diaz

MISSION – The citrus industry is in the middle of a busy season.  

Oranges and grapefruits that are picked off of Rio Grande Valley tress have a process before getting to consumers.

"Over the Christmas holidays, we worked 93 days straight. We were off on New Year's Eve, but before that we worked 93-days without stopping,” explains Jud Flowers, owner of Lone Star Citrus Growers.

Flowers explains how the fruit goes through a process in the packing shed, as well as how they are ultimately prepared.

KRGV’s Rick Diaz has the story.

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