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Central Florida Ag News|June 2020

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Finger Limes May Be Next Up in Establishing Florida’s Dominance in Citrus
RUTH BORGER

SWEET ORANGES. Ruby red grapefruit. Sugar Belle mandarins. When one thinks of Florida citrus, these fruits immediately come to mind.

But finger limes?

A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher believes finger limes may be the next food trend that will continue to fortify Florida’s role as a citrus producer for the world.

Manjul Dutt, a research scientist with the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center, has received funding to explore how finger limes could be grown and marketed by Florida citrus growers.

It is a project that brings both opportunity and the potential to diversify the Florida citrus portfolio.

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