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.
This year’s Florida peach season begins with increased acreage and more growers.
It’sFresh! Inc., is seeing increasing increased retailer acceptance of an ethylene-reducing product that helps extend the freshness of produce and reduces food waste.
With more acres, warehouse space and new equipment in place, E.W. Brandt & Sons is making a new marketing push for its RemBrandt Masterpiece Fruit brand.
Chilean stone fruit shipments to the U.S. will likely be significantly lower this season, though promotions are still possible later in the deal.
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Market Scope - Peaches – F.o.b.s as of March 3
YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — Shipments (205-183-167, includes exports 73-55-51) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. 4/5-bushel cartons wrapped U.S. 1 anjou 70-110s mostly $22-24, 120s mostly $22, 135s $20-22; bosc (generally standard russet) 70-90s mostly $22-24, 100-120s $18-20; fine appearance (generally golden russet) 70-90s mostly $26, 100-120s $20-22. Quality generally good.
CHILE — Imports (37-21*-19) — Imports by boat. Movement expected to decrease. Port of entry: Los Angeles. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Cartons two-layer tray pack various yellow-flesh varieties 40-42s $22-24. Quality good. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Carton two-layer tray pack various yellow-flesh varieties 30-42s $20-22, 48-56s $18-20. 9-kilogram containers loose various yellow-flesh varieties 64s $18-20. Quality good. *revised.