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.
Importers of Chilean stone fruit expect a strong rebound from last season’s freeze-damaged crops.
California’s Agricultural Labor Relations Board has until Dec. 1 to explain to the California Court of Appeals whether it abused its discretion when it refused to count ballots last year regarding the unionization of employees at Gerawan Farming Inc.
Dan Symms, an executive at Caldwell, Idaho-based fruit grower-shipper Symms Fruit Ranch, died Oct. 7 of cancer. He was 52.
The California Dried Plum Board wants to emphasize the many nutritional benefits of dried plums as it seeks to capitalize on increasing production and growing international demand for the fruit.
Albertsons produce departments in Southern California featured Disney-themed displays of stone fruit from Scattaglia Growers & Shippers for three weeks in July and August.More Packer Stories for Plums/Prunes
Market Scope - Plums — F.o.b.s as of Jan. 20
CHILE — Imports (6-15-49) — Imports via air and boat. Movement expected to increase. Port of entry: Los Angeles. Trading moderate. Prices for cartons and lugs two-layer tray pack blackamber 40s $20-22, 50s $18-20, 60s $14-16; sapphire 40s $20-22, 50s $18-20, 60s $14-16. Quality good. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Cartons and lugs two-layer tray pack black splendor 50s $14-16, 60s $12-14; royal zee 50s $14-16, 60s $12-14; sapphire 50s $14-16, 60s $12-14. Quality good.