CONTROL – We have control over the entire production process.
RJ Produce has Persian Limes available throughout the year.
Food safety is a priority in every phase of production, from harvesting to transportation.
Being vertically integrated in all aspects of the Persian Lime industry, we are not relying on a third party for vital crop information from the source – we are the source. Knowing when to aggressively promote volume and when supplies will be tight is vital for a strong marketing partnership.
RJ Produce grows limes in Veracruz Mexico. Our main facility is currently being renovated for this year’s production. We are upgrading our current equipment to state of the art laser
sorting systems to ensure the proper size fruit is packed in our labels. This is just one of the steps we are taking to bring our practices up to speed with current technologies being used in the domestic citrus industry. We have year round production from Mexico and can meet all of our customers needs when considering a long term partnership. We have programs that we can tailor to the changing needs of our customers.
Limes are highly sensitive to cold weather and are grown exclusively in tropical climates. Mexico is by far the leading exporter of fresh limes. Per person consumption of fresh limes increased from nearly 1 pound per person in 1989 to 2.5 pounds in 2009. Because the Florida-based U.S. lime industry no longer exists, imports account for 100 percent of lime consumption. Historically, production of limes has also occurred entirely in Florida because lime production is best suited for tropical climates. However, the United States no longer has a commercial lime industry, due to citrus canker in combination with hurricanes.