It is hard to believe that it is still supposedly winter and it has been 80 degrees most of the time. We did have a few very cold moments in early January and February that did some damage in some young trees, but for the most part it has been great weather. It is very dry right now but the trees are doing well because they don’t like a lot of water.
We finished picking all of our Early/Midseason varieties in mid-February. We are hoping to start picking Valencia’s in late March. Once we do get started picking we will be picking solid all the way into later May to early June.
All varieties are in full bloom or are starting to bloom. This is a little early but due to the warm weather the trees are growing full strength at this time. So any more real cold weather is unwelcome from now on!
Citrus Production Manager
SMR Farms, LLC