Why Our Farm is in Recovery Mode (a message from the co-founders)
Our family farm recently woke up to a common and containable citrus disease in one of our main greenhouses. While not harmful to humans, this has sadly affected our farm’s plant life.
We are working with the USDA to outline the severity of the breakout and the best next steps to take - not only for our citrus product - but also for every individual who works hard every day to grow the quality Florida citrus trees we deliver. As Florida natives ourselves, we are committed to providing the best support for our employees while the farm heals.
As the situation is new, we still don’t have firm estimates on when our trees will be available again. The problem could affect our farm into the next year. However, we will be updating customers as soon as we have healthy new stock.
The specific disease is Citrus Canker and if you want to read more we have copied a link here.
Here’s the basics:
Fruit with Canker is safe to eat and not harmful in any way to humans.
Canker negatively affects the vitality of the plants themselves.
You can detect Canker by lesions that form on the leaves of your plant and you can message us directly via email or instagram if you suspect your plant has any similar symptoms.
We are more committed than ever to continue to be the highest quality citrus provider in the country. Looking forward, we are planning on offering new varieties of citrus, including grapefruits, navel oranges and more. We also plan on continuing to be readily available for any care concerns for your Via Citrus trees.
Thank you so much for your understanding, and please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions you might have!
Charley Todd and Danny Trejo