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.
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Grower-shippers reported strong demand for high-quality California stone fruit in the second half of May.
An estimated three-fourths of the Texas fresh-market peach crop is lost to a severe freeze.
Derrick Bender is now vice president of new business development for Fowler Packing, a grower-packer-shipper of stone fruit, table grapes and clementines in Fowler, Calif.
A cold spring is expected to delay the start of Georgia’s peach deal and could produce a gap between the ending of Florida and the start of Georgia’s watermelon deal.
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (5-11-0) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Most shippers expected to begin harvesting the week of May 20. Expected f.o.b. to begin on or around May 27. No f.o.b. issued as of May 13. FIRST REPORT.
CENTRAL GEORGIA — No shipments reported. Harvest was anticipated to begin around May 20. Small volumes in south Georgia were reported the week of May 6 and peaches are reported to have good shape and color. No f.o.b. issued as of May 13.
SOUTH CAROLINA — No shipments reported. Harvest was expected to begin around May 20. No f.o.b. issued as of May 13. *revised.