With a focus on flavor, Fresh Quest Produce Inc. is releasing a new cantaloupe, dubbed the Honeymoon.
Wisconsin is the second-largest U.S. grower and processor of potatoes and vegetables, considered together.
South Florida growers are recovering from January freezes that are increasing prices for sweet corn and green beans.
Wholesalers and retailers are capitalizing on the booming Hispanic population in Texas.
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Market Scope - Beans — F.o.b.s as of Feb. 24
CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA DISTRICTS — Shipments (42-32-56) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly active at much lower prices. Prices much lower. Includes palletizing and cooling. Bushel cartons/crates round green handpicked mostly $16.35, machine-picked mostly $12.35-12.85. Quality generally good.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (24-23-27) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. 30-pound cartons round green-type handpicked mostly $20.95-22.95. Quality variable.
CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (11-11*-9) — Imports via boat from Guatemala. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading slow. Prices lower. 5-pound cartons haricots verts (French-type) mostly $5. Quality variable. *revised.