Grapefruit is a steady performer. Thirty-one percent of shoppers reported that they were likely to make a grapefruit purchase – the same number as last year.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has released its final 2008-2012 summaries for citrus, vegetables, melons and strawberries.
The Port of Savannah plans to receive South American fruit through a U.S. Department of Agriculture pilot program allowing imports of cold-treated commodities.
Citrus greening is spreading in Texas, but it shouldn’t affect the 2014 orange and grapefruit crops.
Citrus greening has spread in three Texas counties where oranges and red grapefruit are grown, establishing a “stronghold” in commercial groves and residential trees, according to Texas Citrus Mutual.
Sunkist Growers has signed on with Big Bird, Cookie Monster and the rest of the Sesame Street gang to promote fresh produce consumption.More Packer Stories for Grapefruit
Market Scope - Grapefruit — F.o.b.s as of Aug. 18
SOUTH AND CENTRAL DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments light — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading moderate. Prices shippers first grade 23s slightly lower, 27s lower, others generally unchanged. Unofficial prices 7/10-bushel cartons summer marsh ruby and star ruby shippers first grade 23s $10.80-11.90, 27s mostly $11.40-12.40, 32s mostly $13.40-14.90, 36s mostly $13.80-15.90, 40s mostly $13.80-15.40, 48s mostly $13.40-15.40, 56s $11.40-12.90; shippers choice 23-27s mostly $8.80-8.90, 32-48s mostly $11.40-12.90, 56s mostly $10.80-11.90. Prices from trade sources. No f.o.b. report issued as of Aug. 18.