Home Issue 2019-08-09 Duda Citrus Imports Enter 17th Season

Duda Citrus Imports Enter 17th Season


After concluding a successful citrus season in the United States, Duda Farm Fresh Foods launched its import citrus program for the 17th consecutive summer.

Running through October, Duda imports citrus to the U.S. from the Southern Hemisphere for optimal quality, flavor and volume for U.S. consumers.

During the 2019 season, Duda introduced Argentinian lemons. Available in stores now, joining Chilean easy-peeler clementines under the Dandy label, whic also includes lemons, navels and cara cara oranges.

“Preserving our relationships with growers in the Southern Hemisphere for over 17 years now is a great accomplishment and one we are very proud of,” Duda Farm Fresh Foods Vice President of Global Business Alberto Cuellar said. “As consumer demand for citrus in the summer increases, we will continue to meet that need through our citrus import program.”

Once the domestic market is out of the citrus growing season, Duda ensures their customers receive fresh-tasting fruit year-round by maintaining its long-lasting relationships with growers in the Southern Hemisphere. The brand primarily has sourced fruit from Chile, Peru and Uruguay, and looks to continue bringing high-quality products with new additions from Morocco and Argentina.

“At Duda Farm Fresh Foods, we are constantly improving our citrus variety to provide quality fruit for our customers year-round,” said President Dan Duda. “Importing citrus from our growers in the southern hemisphere allows us to provide a solution to seasonal gaps in the U.S. market.”

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