With a variety of colors and flavors to choose from, apples remain the second most-popular commodity in the produce department. More than eight in 10 consumers selected the crunchy fruit in the past year, making it the No. 2 fruit in Fresh Trends 2013. The likelihood of an apple purchase slipped two percentage points from last year.
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Shoppers purchasing New York apples in March are helping fund cancer research.
An Italian athlete sponsored by Kiku apples medaled at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
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Market Scope - Apples– F.o.b.s as of March 3
YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — 2013 crop shipments (1,135-1,166-1,143, includes exports 338-390-354) — Movement expected about the same. Trading active. Prices golden delicious 72-88s, fuji 64-100s, gala slightly higher, granny smith 113-125s slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Washington extra fancy carton tray pack red delicious 72-125s mostly $18; golden delicious 72s $22-24, 80-88s $20-22, 100-125s $18-20; fuji 64-88s mostly $30, 100s $26-28, 113s $22-24; granny smith 72-88s $24-26, 100s $22-24, 113s $20-22, 125s $18-20; gala 72-88s $28-30, 100s $22-24, 113s mostly $22, 125s $20-22; Washington extra fancy carton tray pack fine appearance red delicious 72-80s mostly $20-22, 80s $20, 100s mostly $20, 113s $18-20; golden delicious 72-88s $24-26, 100s $22-24; fuji 64-88s $34-36, 100s $28-30, 113s $24-26; granny smith 72-88s $30-32, 100-113s $24-26, 125s mostly $22; gala 72-88s $30-32, 100-113s $24-26.
MICHIGAN — Shipments (94-88-89) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices tray pack gala higher, others, others unchanged. Cartons U.S. extra fancy 12 3-pound film bags 2½-inch minimum gala mostly $22-24, fuji mostly $18-20, red delicious, golden delicious and mcintosh mostly $16-18, empire and law rome mostly $16-17, jonagold mostly $17-18, idared mostly $16, jonathan mostly $15-17, braeburn mostly $18-19, tray pack 88s gala mostly $28-32, fuji mostly $25-26, mcintosh mostly $26-28, red and golden delicious mostly $18-20, empire and jonathan mostly $24-26, jonagold mostly $22-24.
NEW YORK — Shipments (93-84-84) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons U.S. extra fancy of 12 3-pound film bags 2½-inch minimum empire and red delicious mostly $16-18, cortland, fuji and golden delicious mostly $16-18, macoun and mcintosh mostly $16-18, rome mostly $15-16. Cartons U.S. extra fancy tray pack fuji 80-88s mostly $27-28, mcintosh 80-88s mostly $23-25, 100s mostly $22-25; empire 80-88s mostly $22-23, 100s mostly $20-22; cortland 80-88s mostly $23, 100s mostly $22-23; macoun 80-88s mostly $26-27, 100s mostly $24-25. Cartons U.S. extra fancy cell pack mcintosh 80-88s mostly $23-25, 100s mostly $22-25; empire 80-88s mostly $22-23, 100s mostly $20-22.