Cool temperatures are THE KEY to maturing quality satsumas. It makes their sugars sky rocket and the peels turn orange. Just a month ago, we thought this week would be the start of harvest 2018. The weather had other plans. September ended on a hot note and October started out warm, thus the satsumas are not quite ripe yet. The good news is, they're very close. They are finally getting the cool night temperatures they must have, to mature into the premium quality you've come to love about Franklin's Georgia Citrus. Following is a list of opening dates we're shooting for. Keep in mind, this list is just the first week of harvest! As more ripen, we'll be in multiple other markets and online mail order will open.
Statesboro's Main Street Farmers Market (November 3rd)
Savannah's Forsyth Park Farmers Market (November 3rd)
Georgia Peach Truck in Atlanta and surrounding areas (November 3rd)
Franklin's Citrus Farm Stand in Statesboro (November 5th)
Anderson's General Store in Statesboro (Week of November 5th)
So get ready, because your chance to enjoy superior, fresh eating, Georgia Citrus is almost here!
As you can see above, these early season satsumas are not quite ripe but will be very soon. (Photo taken 10/22/18) at Franklin's Citrus farm in Statesboro Georgia