Grower Waits for Best Flavor Before Harvesting
Schellenberg Farms in Reedley, California has been watching and waiting for their Murcott Mandarins to have the best flavor before they begin harvesting. The fruit is brixing at good sugar levels but the Schellenberg family has high standards and they feel the fruit isn’t quite ready for market.
The crop this year is expected to be smaller in volume than last year, which was a bumper crop, but a higher percentage of the fruit will be a bigger size with even better flavor and color than last year. We anticipate that Schellenberg will start picking in about a week. Stay tuned for updates.