Citrus fruit is popular around the world. Te Mata Exports has access to key varieties which are increasing in demand customers in off-shore markets. The fruit is sourced from a wide-range of growers for a range of customers worldwide.
The Yen Ben is a true lemon and the main variety grown commercially in New Zealand. It has good fruit quality characteristics, including a high-quality external appearance, smooth, thin skin, high juice content and few seeds.
The Meyer lemon is a hybrid of a mandarin and a lemon. They are sweeter than Yenbens and have very thin skin. Their popularity is rising mainly due to consumer preference have a sweeter taste with high juice levels. Meyer lemons have a smoother, thinner skin and darker yellow pulp.