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.
Harris-Teeter Super Markets Inc., and one of the East Coast’s largest peach growers helped needy people enjoy the taste of peaches through donations to North Carolina food banks.
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.More Packer Stories for Peaches
Market Scope - Peaches — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 15
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (110-76-112) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Primary yellow-flesh varieties sweet september and september sun. 25-pound cartons loose 54-56s mostly $16.85-17.85, 60-64s mostly $14.85, 70-72s $11.85-13.85. Extra services included.
YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — Shipments (28-23-23) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading moderate. Prices 30-44s slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Cartons two-layer tray pack various yellow-flesh varieties Washington extra fancy 30-36s $16-18; 40-50s $14-16; 54-56s $14-15. Quality generally good. Current varieties include: zee lady, o'henry, sweet dream, elegant lady, summer lady and ryan sun.
SOUTH CAROLINA — Shipments (53-37-20) — Movement expected to decrease as the season is winding down. Trading slow. Current supplies insufficient to establish a market. LAST REPORT. *revised
APPALACHIAN DISTRICT (MD-PA-VA-WV) — Shipments (18-15-6) — Movement expected to decrease as most shippers have finished for the season. Very light shipments to continue. LAST REPORT.
SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY — Shipments (28-23-23) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading fairly slow. Prices about unchanged. Various yellow-flesh varieties mostly laurol and autumglo ½-bushel cartons 2¾-inch and larger $14.65-$15.65, 2½- to 2¾-inch $11.65-12.65. Harvest is complete and a few shippers have finished for the season.