The Satsuma and Kiss harvest is almost over, but don't you worry because the best is yet to come! We've been working hard behind the scenes, growing more varieties of premium tree ripe citrus. Many of those are just entering their prime. You can find these available at our farm stand in Statesboro (10610 HWY 301S), along with some available for mail-order on our website at (www.georgiacitrus.com). We're excited to offer you these this year and look forward to increased production in the future. Following is a list of citrus to be on the lookout for that you will not want to miss:
Meet 'Novalee' Mandarin. When it comes to bold, rich, exciting flavor, Novalee will deliver every time! They're sweet, juicy, seedless and just outright delicious.
(Available mail-order and locally at the farm stand while supplies last)
Meet 'Tango' Tangerine. They are very sweet, easy to peel and very similar to our satsumas but bolder and richer.
We are almost done with the first leg of harvest which consist of early season Satsumas and Clementines. This marks the beginning of the Sweet Georgia Kiss harvest, and the opening of mail order.
If you have never had a Georgia Kiss, THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO TRY! They are stunning little mandarins with bursts of flavor, seedless, and easy to peel. They'll be available locally at our farm stands in Statesboro and Metter starting Friday, at various farmers markets starting Saturday (Check our 'Buy Local' page), and you can START ORDERING ONLINE NOW at https://www.georgiacitrus.com/mail-order.
Also, the Satsumas are really starting to enter their prime with this cool weather they needed. We have wrapped up picking the early season types, and have just started harvesting mid-season varieties. So don't miss your opportunity to enjoy some of THE BEST CITRUS GEORGIA
WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE HARVEST 2019 IS ALMOST HERE! Following are some opening dates you should know about. We look forward to providing you with premium, tree ripe, fresh eating, Georgia Grown, Franklin Farms citrus once again.
November 7th-Metter Farm Stand (Yes! We will have a full time location in Metter this season stocked with local citrus, pecans, honey and more.)
Open Monday-Sunday 9:00am-5:30pm
1205 S Lewis St, Metter, GA 30439 at Clifton's Shell Gas Station
November 8th- Statesboro Farm Stand (Where you pick up direct from the farm. This location is a locals favorite and we stock more than just citrus including GA apples, Pecans, local Jams/Jelly's, local honey, Faye's Farm Raised Eggs and so much more.)
Open Monday-Sunday 9:00am-5:30pm
10610 HWY 301 S, Statesboro, GA 30458
November 9th- Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market (Nothing like our hometown's Farmers Market, we'll see you there and look forward to seeing our community again.)
This year's growing season has been full of excitement and challenges. We are bringing a larger harvest to market, have expanded with more trees including diversification, invested in breakthrough cultivation practices, begun utilizing a drone for better photography of the farm, and hosted very special visitors.
Weather has been the largest challenge, with conditions starting out dry followed by a long harsh summer and drought into early fall. This has resulted in high use of irrigation systems, with something always needing tended to or worked on from high use. Regardless, the successes make the early mornings, long hot days and late nights all worth it.
Now our sites are set on harvest, excited about what we'll have to offer you! The Satsuma and Georgia Kiss crop will be at record production; several...