SMR Farms has a long history in the Florida citrus industry. In a time of severe challenges on many fronts, SMR Farms remains a strong citrus producer and a long-term partner with both regional and state-wide citrus organizations. SMR Farms believes in the value of the citrus industry to the local and State economies, and in the healthy and nutritious pleasure that only Florida citrus can satisfy.
SMR Farms grows primarily Hamlin oranges for its early season offerings. Hamlins, a medium-sized generally seedless orange variety, renowned for their pure sweet-tasting juice, are harvested beginning in December and usually ending by early March, if not before. In addition to the Hamlins, we offer Earlygolds, a Valencia-type early-season orange which yields a sweet, deep-orange juice, and harvests during approximately the same time frame as the Hamlins. Acreages are as follows: Hamlins - 306. Earlygolds - 149.
Mid Season Varieties
SMR Farms bridges the orange harvesting season with three midseason orange varieties Midsweets, Pineapples and Vernias. The Midsweet is harvested between January and early March, and is a medium-sized seeded orange with sweet juice having a delicate aroma. The Pineapple is harvested in the same general time frame and is a large seeded orange with very sweet juice. Vernias are a Valencia-type early-season orange which yields a sweet, deep-orange juice. Acreages are as follows: Midsweets - 88. Pineapples - 92. Vernias - 42.
Late Season Varieties
SMR Farms relies on the workhorse Valencia orange for its late-season offerings. The Valencia is a medium to large orange with few if any seeds, and is loaded with a deep-orange and flavorful juice having a wonderful aroma. Harvesting of Valencias begins in early March and can continue until June. Acreage is as follows: Valencias - 536.