Cold snap reduces prospects for Israeli citrusThis article was originally published in Foodnews
CITRUS production in Israel for the 2007/08 season is estimated at 580 000 tonnes by the USDA, an 8% decrease from the previous year. The lower harvest was a result of the cold spell that hit Israel in mid-January. This destroyed about 50 000 tonnes of fruit. The worst damaged fruits were grapefruits, lemons and the Shamouti, Valencis, Or and Mor orange varieties.