This fuzzy stone fruit is one of the top fruits in Fresh Trends 2013, but the likelihood of a peach purchase fell 10 percentage points from last year.
Michigan fruit growers are considering creation of a state-level commission.
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.More Packer Stories for Peaches
Market Scope - Peaches — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 23
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (101-104-94) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Primary yellow-flesh varieties sweet september and autumn flame. Yellow-flesh varieties cartons two-layer tray pack 44s mostly $15.55, 48-50s $15.55-16.55; 25-pound cartons loose 48-50s mostly $12.55-14.55, 54-56s $12.55-14.55, 60-64s $11.55-12.55. Extra services included.
YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — Shipments (19-20-14) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Washington extra fancy various yellow-flesh varieties two-layer carton tray pack 30-36s mostly $15-17; 40-44s mostly $14-16; 48-50s mostly $12-13; 54-56s mostly $10-11. LAST REPORT for 2013 peaches.