Sales of this summer fruit remain popular, although the likelihood of a nectarine purchase fell four percentage points from last year.
Beginning Aug. 12, the California Grape and Tree Fruit League will be known as the California Fresh Fruit Association.
Wawona Packing Co. is expanding its July 19 stone fruit recall related to listeria, adding it hasn’t determined the source.
Stemilt Growers LLC has started harvesting the sixth season of its all-organic peach and nectarine crop in Washington State.
New Jersey is celebrating the arrival of summer peaches through a variety of peach-oriented events and festivals.
Mountain View Fruit Sales, Reedley, Calif., is adding the Non-GMO Project Verified logo to packaging, its website and social media outlets.More Packer Stories for Nectarines
Market Scope - Nectarines — F.o.b.s as of Aug. 18
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (133-129-109) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading active. Prices generally unchanged. Primary yellow-flesh varieties august glo and august fire. Cartons two-layer tray pack 40s $20.85-22.85, 48-50s mostly $20.85; 25-pound cartons loose 54-56s $18.85-21.85, 60-64s mostly $17.85-18.85, 70-72s $14.85-16.85, 80-84s $11.85-12.85. Primary white-flesh varieties regal pearl and august pearl cartons two-layer tray pack 48-50s $19.85-22.85, 25-pound cartons loose 56-56s $18.85-20.85, 60-64s mostly $16.85, 70-72s mostly $14.85-15.85, 80-84s $11.85-12.85. Extra services included.
SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY — Shipments (3-2-2) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. Various yellow-flesh varieties mostly sunglo, flavortop, red gold and fantasia ½-bushel cartons 2¾-inch and larger $20.65; 2½- to 2¾-inch $18.65. Quality very good.
YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — Shipments fairly light — Movement expected to increase. Trading active. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons two-layer tray pack various yellow-flesh varieties 30-36s mostly $20; 40-44s $18-20; 48-50s $16-18. Quality generally good.
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