This fuzzy fruit is a consistent seller. The likelihood of a kiwi purchase was the same as last year, with 26% of shoppers saying they bought the fruit in the past year.
Under a new U.S. Department of Agriculture rule, more misshapen kiwifruit may be shipped with normally shaped fruit.
Kiwifruit markets could stay robust through the summer, thanks to a much smaller Chilean crop.
Awe Sum Organics Inc., has received Green Business certification.
Boskovich Farms Inc., Oxnard, Calif., has increased its volume of organic produce as it begins its second year of organic production in Holtville, Calif., said Peter Oill, organic sales manager.
Fruit losses from freezes in Chile in September could be less than first thought.More Packer Stories for Kiwifruit
Market Scope - Kiwifruit — F.o.b.s as of Feb. 24
ITALY — Imports (13-15-21) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same as Feb. 10-23. Ports of entry: Philadelphia and New York. Trading moderate. Prices higher. 9-kilogram (19.8-pound) containers loose hayward 23-27s $20-23, 30s mostly $18-20, 33s $19-21, 36-39s $18-20, 42-45s $17-19. Quality good.