Kalettes — a hybrid of kale and brussels sprouts — is expected to gain broader distribution soon, though production is not yet up to full capacity.
Beachside Produce LLC expects strong winter holiday demand for two of its top vegetables.
Salad Savoy Corp. highlighted its kale sprouts at a recent foodservice show.
Six growers and marketers Kalettes will be available to discuss the kale and brussels sprouts hybrid at the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit Oct. 17-19 in Anaheim, Calif.
Fairfield, Maine-based Johnny's Selected Seeds has begun offering Kalettes seed this fall for direct-to-market commercial growers under an exclusive arrangement with Tozer Seeds.More Packer Stories for Brussels Sprouts
Market Scope - Brussels sprouts — F.o.b.s as of Dec. 8
SOUTH AND CENTRAL DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (29-18-23) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading early moderate, late fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. 25-pound cartons medium mostly $24.75-26.95. Quality generally good. Many growers shipping product to western Arizona for consolidation.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZ. — Crossings (9-10-7) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading fairly active. Prices 25-pound cartons medium mostly $28.35-28.95. Quality generally good.