Agri View: Sweet Satsuma Orange

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Everett Griner talks about the sweet Satsuma orange coming in today’s Agri View.



Well, it looks like the Satsuma orange is on the verge of becoming one of America’s favorite fruits. Most people know very little about the Satsuma orange. It is small, it is seedless, it is juicy and it is sweet. It peels like a tangerine. You put all of those assets together and why shouldn’t it become a favorite. Here is another uncommon fact. The future is not in Florida nor California. It is in Georgia and Alabama. The variety being developed by university extension specialists will tolerate the weather along with the lower portions of both states. The soil is very good for this new tree. Right now there aren’t enough trees to meet the demand, but that is a temporary problem. It is early but the future looks good for the Satsuma orange.

That’s Agri View for today. I’m Everett Griner…