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Satsuma Weather Update

It’s raining in the Bay Area this morning but luckily for Rich Ferreira from Side Hill Citrus in Lincoln the rain hasn’t started yet.  Rich has hired extra labor to pick as many Satsumas as possible before the rain starts and his citrus becomes compromised.  Rich’s ultimate goal is “to grow a good piece of fruit that will last.”  Now his biggest worry is that the rain will cause the citrus to be waterlogged which can cause molding, possible rind breakdown and a shorter shelf life.  Rich will need to wait until his Satsumas dry out before he can pick again.

As a quick FYI, Earl had the chance to buy Satsumas from two more growers in the valley, think Fresno area. The Brix or sugar level tested a 12 while the Satsumas from Side Hill tested a 17. This translates to 30% higher sugars and a sweeter Satsuma.  Satsumas also look beautiful this holiday season in a centerpiece bowl.

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