The likelihood of a cabbage purchase fell four percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012. Age and affluence clearly play a role when it comes to cabbage purchases.
A new integrated sorting system from Key Technology can increase belt speeds for fresh spinach and other leafy greens by 30% while removing foreign material and wilted product with a false reject rate of less than 1%.
Buyers should expect light volume during the early part of Florida’s fall cabbage harvesting while the lettuce and celery crops should be typical crops.
Taking a page from the Tasti-Lee branded tomato handbook, Bejo Seeds Inc. plans to begin marketing a pointy-headed cabbage under the brand name SweetHeart Lettage.
Mack Farms Inc. is increasing its Florida potato and watermelon acreage and expanding into other items by purchasing a large south Florida operation.
After a difficult spring experienced by some growers, south Georgia growers are hoping for a more typical fall cabbage deal.More Packer Stories for Cabbage
Market Scope - Chinese cabbage — F.o.b.s as of Nov. 17
CENTRAL COAST, CALIF. — Shipments (12-12-11) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Nappa WGA crates mostly $17.95-19, 30-pound cartons mostly $12.25-14. Quality variable.
IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF., CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZ. — Shipments (AZ 0-0-2) — Movement expected to increase from Arizona as more shippers begin the season. California and Mexico shippers expected to begin the week of Nov. 17. Trading moderate. Prices nappa WGA crates $21-23, 30-pound cartons mostly $13.61-16. Quality generally good.