The likelihood of a cherry purchase dropped seven percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012, putting purchases near the level they were in 2011. The summer fruit was favored by consumers with kids at home, as was the case 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.
WENATCHEE, Wash. — Plans to consolidate four Washington state tree fruit trade groups into one are moving forward, with the hopes of having a new organization in place by the start of the 2014 harvest.
The Produce Mom and Sage Fruit Co. have signed on for another year together.
A car racing team sponsored by Sage Fruit Co. has won a championship.
Despite September frosts that damaged about 30% of Chile’s cherry crop, U.S. buyers and consumers still should expect to hear more about imports this winter.More Packer Stories for Cherries
Market Scope - Cherries — F.o.b.s as of Nov. 25
IMPORTS (0-0-3) — Imports via air. Movement expected to increase. Trading fairly active. prices lower. 11-pound cartons bing. Port of entry: Miami International Airport. Extra-large jumbo and jumbo $50-52, extra-large mostly $48, large $46-48. Port of entry J.F.K. (New York) International Airport. 11-pound cartons bing extra-large jumbo and jumbo $50-52, extra-large mostly $48. Quality good.