Original published in FreshPlaza.com  on March 24, 2020 While the Chilean and Peruvian grape seasons are winding down and their weekly volumes are decreasing, the table grape industry has seen an uptick in demand in the past weeks. Established in 1984, South Tex Organics was founded with a desire to provide everyone with fresh, organic citrus and vegetables. “We’ll sell citrus to more than a few restaurants in Austin and San Antonio who are juicing or eating, and also to schools for eating,” Lash said. Our goals are to: foster cooperative effort; promote improvements in the quality of citrus fruits; improve business conditions for the industry and our members. By growing organic lemons, tangerines and even orange trees in your backyard, you can enjoy this high in vitamin C fruit free of pesticides, chemical fertilizers and herbicides. All of our citrus groves, 83 acres, is USDA Certified Organic with Texas Department of Agriculture. Orchards are commonly managed by grove care operators who scout for pests based on IPM practices to hold down costs. Crop Brief on Production, Pests, & Pesticides. Our GENUINE Certified Organic Oranges and Grapefruit can be purchased from selective regional stores from the following grocers in Texas: Our GENUINE Certified Organic Oranges and Grapefruit can be purchased at the following CSA/Co-Ops: © 2019 by Triple J Organics, LLC. We ship the best of what we're picking to homes and offices, nationwide. We have over 23 years of growing experience, specializing  in Certified Organic Early Season Oranges and Ruby Sweet Grapefruit. Construct a watering ring made from planting soil aboveground around the newly planted citrus tree. Present varieties are not resistant to insects. 77843 | You will want to order your certified organic gift fruit from us because you will get the best fresh fruit you can buy while getting personal service directly from a G and S Groves family member. “I find it a lot of fun to work with my dad. $5.13 each. Production is concentrated in Hidalgo and Cameron counties, but is limited by freezes. (Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here ) In 2010, the landscape for blueberries was very different from what it is today. The quarantine in Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery counties is known as the Gulf Coast Quarantine. You’ve got to work with the picking schedule. Overview of the northwest blueberry season by Doug Krahmer of Berries Northwest, Cort Brazelton of Fall Creek Farm and Nursery, Kasey Cronquist of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council and Mark Hurst of Hurst's Berry Farm, complemented by charts from Agronometrics. U.S. Phone: (979) 845-5341 | complemented by charts from Agronometrics to help better tell their Foliage on the trees can be damaged at temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit and fruit will be damaged between 26 and 28 degrees Fahrenheit. We … G&S Groves began in the early 1990s as a citrus farm on a small number of acres. My kids are the ones who really got me involved in the schools with healthy eating and taking care of yourself.”. Diseases include fungal leaf spots such as greasy spot and melanose, which cause defoliation and fruit blemishes. This is partially a result of the high retail movements due to the coronavirus panic-shopping of the past few weeks. Earlier this month, the department expanded the quarantine to include most of the Rio Grande Valley. Map For latest information regarding these issues and status of risk assessments visit ipmwww.ncsu.edu/opmppiap and www.epa.gov/pesticides. (Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates. Lemon trees will require more pruning than other varieties of citrus. Home Shop Fruit & Vegetables Fruit Citrus. Grapefruit is red-fleshed and typically sold in high quality gift packs or fresh markets as Rio Stars, and Ruby Sweets. For Strohmeyer, the challenges of citrus growing are part of the job. South Tex Organics is a leading organic wholesale and mail order shipper. They like that and the customers like that, so at the end of the day, they’re getting a better product and, in a broader sense, helping their neighbors.”. Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Texas Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab through Texas A&M University, Proudly powered by Newspack by Automattic.