This tropical fruit has a small but steady following. The likelihood of a papaya purchase remained the same as in Fresh Trends 2012, with 12% of shoppers picking up papaya in the past year.
The first tropical storm to hit Hawaii in 22 years could cause devastating losses to the state’s papaya trees.
Pack the bags — we’re headed to Hawaii!
Hawaiian papaya and banana growers have joined cattlemen and floral producers to fight a ban on open-air growing and testing of genetically modified crops imposed by the Hawaii County Council.
The addition of sales and sourcing personnel to the staff of New Limeco LLC aims to build the company’s Latin American fruit and vegetable business.
Tropical fruits are seeing growth in consumption.More Packer Stories for Papayas
Market Scope - Papayas — F.o.b.s as of Aug. 18
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (38-41-31) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late active. Prices higher. 35- to 40-pound cartons maradol-type mostly $18-19. Quality and condition variable.
CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (16-13*-9) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. Belize and Guatemala. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons 30-35 pounds tainung-type 8-11s $14-15, 12-14s mostly $14. Quality generally good. *revised.
BRAZIL — Imports (0-0-0) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 3.5-kilogram solo-type (golden) 7-12s mostly $11-12. Quality good.