LOXLEY, AL- If you like satsumas, you’re in for a treat when local growers harvest the fruit in a few weeks.
Satsuma groves across Mobile and Baldwin Counties are producing massive yields which could mean larger profits for farmers and affordable prices for consumers.
Agriculturists at the Auburn Gulf Coast Research Center in Fairhope say a mild 2016 has helped the crop. Winter 2014-2015 severely damaged the satsuma crop because temperatures dipped to 14 degrees on the Gulf Coast.
Some farmers will start harvesting satsumas in a couple of weeks. November is prime picking and selling season.