Consumers embrace these flavorful peppers to add a punch to all kinds of foods. The likelihood of a specialty pepper purchase fell three percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012.
Pepper grower Bailey Farms Inc. has recalled more than three tons of serrano peppers sent to retailers and wholesalers after a positive test for salmonella.
IMMOKALEE, Fla. — Southern Corporate Packers Inc., is increasing acreage, growing some new items and expanding production of a commodity that isn’t widely grown in the fall.
The New Mexico Chile Association has secured a trademark and is licensing growers and others to use it in the hopes of protecting the reputation and future of the state’s iconic peppers.
A new marketing and communications coordinator is on staff at the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Association in Leamington.
The markets for chili peppers continue to heat up with customer preferences for hotter products, suppliers say.More Packer Stories for Peppers, Chili
Market Scope - Peppers, other — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 20
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (54-45-66) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices serrano higher, poblano lower, others generally unchanged. 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates anaheim mostly $18-20, serrano mostly $24-26, jalapeño mostly $15-16, poblano mostly $13-14. Quality and size variable.
SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (2-3-9) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Light volume reported. Trading moderate. Prices hungarian wax and long hot lower, others unchanged. Half-bushel cartons/crates hungarian wax $7.35-10.35, jalapeño mostly $12.35-12.85; 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates cubanelles $14.35-16.85, hungarian wax mostly $16.35-18.85, jalapñno $18.35-20.85, long hot $10.35-12.85, poblano $18.35-20.85.
CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (0-0-1) — Light shipments have begun. Sufficient volume and number of shippers for first f.o.b. report were expected by the week of Oct. 20. Quality generally good.