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.
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.
As Palisade, Colo.-based Talbott’s Mountain Gold LLLP started packing peaches July 23, the grower-shipper anticipated bigger volumes than last year when the crop suffered significant frost damage.
Stemilt Growers LLC has started harvesting the sixth season of its all-organic peach and nectarine crop in Washington State.
Just in time to catch the back-to-school wave, Bolthouse Farms plans to launch in August a line of seven new products called Bolthouse Farms Kids line.More Packer Stories for Peaches
Market Scope - Peaches — F.o.b.s as of Aug. 18
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (162-141-114) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading active at lower prices. Prices lower. Primary yellow-flesh varieties august lady, o henry and ryan sun. Cartons two-layer tray pack 40-42s $18.85-20.85, 44s $18.85-20.85, 48-50s $16.85-18.85; 25-pound cartons loose 54-56s $16.85-18.85, 60-64s $14.85-16.85, 70-72s mostly $14.85, 80-84s $10.85-12.85. Primary white-flesh varieties september snow and autumn snow. Cartons two-layer tray pack 44s $18.85-20.85, 40-42s $18.85-20.85, 48-50s $16.85-18.85; 25-pound cartons loose 60-64s $14.85-16.85, 70-72s mostly $14.85, 80-84s $10.85-12.85. Extra services included.
SOUTH CAROLINA — Shipments (78-72-62) — Movement expected to decrease as some shippers are finished for the season. Trading early fairly slow, late slow. Prices lower. Half-bushel cartons 2¼-inch and up mostly $8.65, 2½-inch and up mostly $12.65, 2¾-inch and up mostly $12.65-14.65. Primary varieties: august prince, flame prince, cal red, big red and o'henry. Light supplies for 2¼-inch and up. Many shipments consigned with price to be established later. *revised
SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY — Shipments (22-22-24) — Movement expected to slightly decrease. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. Various yellow-flesh varieties mostly bounty, PF 17, PF 23, gloria, harcrest, blake and messina ½-bushel cartons 2¾-inch and larger $15.65-16.65, 2½- to 2¾-inch mostly $13.65; various white-flesh varieties mostly white lady, klondike and white lady 2¾-inch and larger $16.65; 2½- to 2¾-inch mostly $13.65. Quality very good.
YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — Shipments (15-19-24) — -Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons two-layer tray pack various yellow-flesh varieties Washington extra fancy 30-36s mostly $17-18; 40-44s mostly $16-18; 48-50s $14-16; 54-56s mostly $14-15. Quality generally good. Current varieties include: diamond princess, sweet dream, rich lady, elegant lady, regina, brendasun, zee lady and o'henry.
APPALACHIAN DISTRICT (MD-PA-VA-WV) — Shipments (9-13-16) — Movement expected to slightly decrease. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. Various yellow-flesh varieties mostly bounty, PF 17, PF 20-007, PF 23, belair and loring extra services included ½-bushel cartons 2¾-inch and up mostly $17.15-17.65, 2½- to 2¾-inch mostly $14.65-15.65. Quality very good.
CENTRAL GEORGIA — Shipments (24-20-12) — Movement expected to decrease as most shippers are finished for the season. Trading early fairly slow, late slow. Light shipments expected through the end of August. Current supplies insufficient to establish a market. No f.o.b. issued as of Aug. 18. LAST REPORT.
MICHIGAN — Shipments (**-1-6) — Movement expected to increase as growers begin harvest of mid-season varieties yellow-flesh varieties including red haven, stellar series and PF series selections. Unofficial prices from industry sources. Half-bushel cartons various yellow-flesh varieties hydro-cooled U.S. extra fancy 2¾-inch minimum $23-24.70, 2½-inch minimum $20-22.20. No daily f.o.b. shipping point prices issued as of Aug. 18. Quality good. **less than 100,000 pounds.