The likelihood of a plum purchase dropped eight percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012, although the purple fruit still remains in the top 20 favorite fruits.
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 wind and dust storm that hit the Bakersfield, Calif., region May 5 took a bite out of Kern County’s stone fruit and nut crops.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. — Members of the Fresno-based California Grape & Tree Fruit League received some reassuring news during their 77th annual meeting March 25.
Univeg Katope UK Ltd. has gained exclusive marketing rights to the Nadia cherry-plum hybrid in the European Union and Turkey in a licensing deal with a group whose growers include Yakima, Wash.-based Brandt’s Fruit Trees Inc.
Promotable supplies of Chilean nectarines and plums are likely in March, with lower volumes of peaches expected.
CHILE — (53-54-3) — Imports via boat — Movement expected to cease as shipping season draws to a close. Port of entry: Los Angeles and Port of entry: Philadelphia. Supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. LAST REPORT.