Satsumas to arrive early South African satsumas will be arriving around a week earlier than last season according to Scott Woolford, citrus sales manager for Capspan UK. The first cargoes are expected around mid March, to be followed by clementines three weeks later. "There may also be some ealier arrivals from Zimbabwe," he added. The news will be welcomed by the trade, which is already anticipating a shortfall in the Spanish crop. However Woolford stressed that fruit would not be picked early to rush it to market. "We are letting the crop ripen naturally," he added. "Initial reports show that size will be larger than normal." It was still too early to provide a final crop assessment in terms of volume. Latest news is that the grapefruit is also looking good, and will arrive from mid April. {{FRESH PRODUCE }}