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.
The Grant J. Hunt Co. reports outstanding quality and big size on this year’s crop of empress plums from Oregon.
An estimated 15% more dried plums than last year will be produced in California this season.
An estimated 15% more dried plums than last year should ship from California this season.
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.More Packer Stories for Plums/Prunes
Market Scope - Plums — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 15
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (52-57-40) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading active. Prices generally unchanged. 28-pound cartons loose angeleno 30-35s $26.85-27.85, 40-45s $24.85-26.85, 50-55s mostly $20.85-22.85, 60-65s $18.85-21.85, 70-75s $14.85-17.85. Interspecific-type flavor fall 30-35s $22.85-26.85, 40-45s mostly $22.85-24.85, 50-55s mostly $20.85-22.85, 60-65s mostly $18.85-20.85, 70-75s $14.85-16.85. Extra services included.
YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — Shipments (4-3-2) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. 30-pound cartons loose Washington 1 1¼-inch minimum mostly $12. Offerings in few hands. LAST REPORT for 2014 prunes. Quality generally good.