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.
Fresno, Calif.-based Fresh Fruit Cuts plans to begin its first full season of marketing sliced peaches and nectarines under its Woot Froot brand in mid-May with upgrades to its facility.
At the California Grape & Tree Fruit League’s annual meeting, the trade group elected David Jackson, president of Reedley, Calif.-based Family Tree Farms, as chairman of its board.
When a series of freezes hit Chilean growing regions in September, North American importers of peaches, nectarines and plums braced for the worst.
Michigan fruit growers have voted to create a research and development program.
The Oppenheimer Group plans to finish off its Chilean plum season with the RR1 variety.More Packer Stories for Plums/Prunes
Market Scope - Plums — F.o.b.s as of April 14
CHILE — Imports (24-25-9) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to decrease. Port of entry: Los Angeles. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. Carton two-layer tray pack angeleno 30s $24-26, 40-44s $22-24, 48-50s $20-22; larry anne 30s $22-24, 40-44s $20-22, 48-50s $18-20. Quality good. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Carton two-layer tray pack angeleno 50s $24-26; friar 40s mostly $26, 50s $24-26, 60s $20-22; larry anne 40s $22-24, 50s $20-22, 60s $18-20. 9-kilogram containers loose angeleno 60s $22-24, 70s $20-22. Quality good.
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