LoBue Citrus announced that Heritage Reserve Navel oranges will begin
shipping Jan. 17.
Heritage Reserve Navels are grown within a unique sub-section of California's
Central Valley citrus-growing region. The orchards were first planted between
1898 and 1960 to the original Washington-variety rootstock, and have never
Two critical factors account for the sustained productivity of the orchards: a
micro-climate and sandy soils unique to the growing region, which is a
narrow, 20-mile long area adjacent to the western foothills of Sequoia
National Park; and decades of consistent farming practices aimed at nurturing
"Sustained by LoBue cultivation practices, these mature trees naturally provide
a consistently exceptional flavor experience," Rick Osterhues, vice president
of sales and marketing at LoBue Citrus, said in a Jan. 3 press release.
“Heritage Reserve Navel oranges are one of our signature items.”
Heritage Reserve Navel Oranges are naturally colored, taste-tested daily,
graded tightly for optimal flavor and packed to order.
Supplies are expected through March. Due to restricted acreage and yield, the
Heritage Reserve program will be available to a limited number of retailers on
an exclusive basis.