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QUESTIONS

Categories of Citrus fruit produced at Lanitis Farm and when?
Quantities produced at Lanitis Farm?
Packing arrangement of fruit delivered?
Transport arrangement of fruit.
Citrus storage temperature during transport.
Delivery periods worldwide from the day of order (approximately).
Post harvest treatment of fruit.
Does Lanitis Farm use I.P.M. (Integrated Pest Management) procedures for Pre-Harvest management of its crops and what it means?
What is special about LAFAL FRUIT?
Health value of citrus fruit.
Who do I contact to place an order or for further information on prices?


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Categories of Citrus fruit produced at Lanitis Farm and when?

 

Please click here to see “Citrus Calendar”

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Quantities produced at Lanitis Farm?

Please click here to see “Crop Report”

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Packing arrangement of fruit delivered?

Please click here to see “Crop Reports”, Packing details and fruit specification.

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Transport arrangement of fruit.

Refrigerated containers

Ventilated containers, depending on variety of fruit, country of destination and time of the year.

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Citrus storage temperature during transport.

GRAPEFRUIT: +8 degrees Centigrade.

MANDARINE VARIETIES & ORANGES: +5 degrees Centigrade.

Mixed loads: +6 degrees Centigrade.

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Delivery periods worldwide from the day of order (approximately).

UNITED

KINGDOM

ITALY & CENTRAL EUROPE

BELGIUM

HOLLAND

SWEDEN

FAR EAST

FELIXSTONE

13 days

RAVENNA

3 – 4 days

ANTWERP

11-12 days

ROTTERDAM

11 – 12 days

HELSINKI

22 days

HONG KONG

24 days

TILIBURY

13 days

TRIESTE

3 – 4 days

SINGAPORE

20 days

LIVERPOOL

13 days

JAPAN

26 days

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Post harvest treatment of fruit.

Pre wash of fruits with S.O.P.P. – P.H. Control solution.

Waxing with Imazalil and/or T.B.Z. (added for Mandarine type fruits).

Just washed with clean water (for integrated fruits).

Any combination of the above.

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Does Lanitis Farm use I.P.M. (Integrated Pest Management) procedures for Pre-Harvest management of its crops and what it means?

Yes, Lanitis Farm has for the last five years applied I.P.M. procedures to manage its citrus plantation, controlling the various diseases and pests that affect the trees. Due to the large size of the plantation and the fact that it is all concentrated in one area, this type of technique is ideal enabling the effective control of pests and diseases citrus fruit suffer, avoiding residues in the fruits.

The philosophy of the method is based on the constant monitoring of the trees continually and the application of corrective action quickly at the area affected only. With local spray low toxicity application the problem is dealt with at its source, avoiding the need to spray large area. A second line of defense is the use of beneficial insects that are the natural enemies of harmful ones. By releasing them in time and letting them multiply one can control many citrus pests without the use of chemicals.

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What is special about LAFAL FRUIT?

Lanitis Farm grows all its fruit on its own plantation, and packs all it’s fruit in its own packing house under the supervision of its own highly qualified personnel. The size of the plantations and the fact that is concentrated in one area, enables the use of large scale production methods using the latest technology in fruit growing and disease control. As a result of Integrated Pest Management the fruits produced are of a very high standard and free from any residues of chemicals normally found in those grown by small producers where they have no control over the surrounding environment.

The ideal weather conditions prevailing on the island of Cyprus and especially on the southern coast where Lanitis Farm is situated, makes LAFAL products so sweet, aromatic, juicy and so special.

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Health value of citrus fruit.

Out of all known fruits, citrus is claimed to be the best source of Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid). Its health value and taste is second to none as fruits with high acid content preserve the Vitamin C much better than fruits that taste sweeter (tropical). Large quantities of Vitamin C are required by the human body on a daily basis and there is no question of taking too much as the body rejects it naturally, when saturated. Approximately 1/3 kg of citrus taken provides the daily Vitamin C requirement (1 Grapefruit or 2 Oranges).

Freshly squeezed juice has to be consumed within 24 hours in order to get the maximum Vitamin C content.

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Who do I contact to place an order or for further information on prices?

Please click here to see “Contact Information”.

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