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.
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.
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.More Packer Stories for Plums/Prunes
Market Scope - Plums — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 29
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (40-21-9) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading moderate. Prices 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. Most shippers have finished for the season.