Valor Econômico -9/26/2016-good prices derived from greater external demand stimulates the planting, especially in São Paulo.
With a profitability that in many cases can exceed that of Orange, whose orchards were ravaged by the advancement of diseases such as greening, the tahiti lime has attracted the attention of small and medium-sized citrus in the State of São Paulo. Even if the demand in major consumer centres of the country is firm, in sight of the producers is the increasing demand in countries that, until recently, resorted to the green of its bark especially to decorate drinks and dishes.
“There has been growth in acreage because she is already quite large,” says Katie Promicia, President of Itacitrus, company based in Itajobi, in São Paulo, which leads the national exports of tahiti. But that doesn’t mean that there is a stagnation, since old trees are constantly replaced by new, more productive.