Sales of this summer fruit remain popular, although the likelihood of a nectarine purchase fell four percentage points from last year.
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.
NEW ORLEANS — Chilean winter fruit exports to the world will be off substantially in the coming season because of the worst frost in more than 80 years.
Importers continue to weigh the possible effects a series of freezes in Chile in September could have on exports to North America.
(UPDATED COVERAGE, Oct. 10) A series of September freezes has likely caused significant damage to several Chilean fruit crops.
Fresh Fruit Cuts, Fresno, Calif., earned a nomination for this year’s Produce Marketing Association Impact Award. The company’s Woot Froot sliced peaches and nectarines have only been on the market a few months and are already receiving recognition.More Packer Stories for Nectarines
Market Scope - Nectarines — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 23
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (68-37-12) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Most shippers have finished for the season. Light shipments expected to continue through Oct. 6. Supplies insufficient to quote. LAST REPORT.
YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — Movement expected about to decrease. Trading moderate. Supplies very light. Prices higher. Washington extra fancy various yellow-flesh varieties two-layer carton tray pack 30-36s $18-19; 40-44s $16-18; 48-50s $14-16; 54-56s mostly $11-12. LAST REPORT for 2013 nectarines.