These dark berries are among the top 20 most popular fruits in Fresh Trends 2013. The likelihood of a blackberry purchase fell four percentage points from last year.
A group of scientists has published the genome and accompanying sequence data for the spotted wing drosophila, a serious pest of berries and soft fruit.
Colorful Harvest LLC partners Doug Ranno, Tom Remick, David Knudsen and Art Davis have sold their shares to the Andrew Smith Co. and Jeffrey Sholl, giving each a 50% stake in the Salinas, Calif.-based company.
NEW ORLEANS — The information collected as part of the Produce Traceability Initiative is much more than a bunch of numbers that can be used to trace a product to its source in case of a recall.
PeakFreshUSA, a supplier of modified atmosphere technology and related products for the fresh produce industry, plans to showcase developments to its line at the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit.
Driscoll Strawberry Associates Inc. has changed its upper management structure, highlighted by the appointment of a new president.More Packer Stories for Blackberries
Market Scope - Blackberries — F.o.b.s as of Nov. 25
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS DISTRICT — Crossings (25-21-25) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading active. Prices unchanged. Flats of 12 6-ounce cups with lids $14-16. Includes palletizing and cooling. Wide range in quality.
CHILE — (0-0-2) — Imports via air. Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Port of entry: Miami international airport. Flats of 12 6-ounce cups with lids mostly $20. Flats of 12 pints with lids $46-48. Quality good. FIRST REPORT.
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