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.
Kiwifruit markets should stay strong when California takes over the bulk of production in October.
FRESNO, Calif. — While some vineyard and orchard removals — with citrus hardest hit — are a fact of life in the midst of California’s severe drought, fall fruit volumes are likely to rival last year’s on several crops.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California kiwifruit producers are optimistic that the lack of Chilean fruit on the market will translate to strong demand and equally strong prices for their crop, which should hit the market in late September.
Beginning Aug. 12, the California Grape and Tree Fruit League will be known as the California Fresh Fruit Association.
Zespri Kiwifruit hosted the Pack Zespri Tasting Event in New York City on July 29 for 35 influential nutritionists, bloggers and media.More Packer Stories for Kiwifruit
Market Scope - Kiwifruit — F.o.b.s as of Aug. 18
CHILE — Imports (16-19-17) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to increase. Port of entry: Los Angeles. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 9-kilogram (19.8-pound) containers loose hayward 23s mostly $24-26, 25s mostly $23-25, 27s mostly $23-25, 30-33s mostly $22-24, 36s mostly $21-23, 39s $21-23, 42-45s $20-22. Quality good. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 9-kilogram (19.8-pound) containers loose hayward 23-27s mostly $25-27, 30s mostly $24-26, 33s mostly $23-25, 36-39s mostly $22-24, 42-45s $21-23. Quality good.
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