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.
Vision Produce Co. has launched a year-round chili pepper program.
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.More Packer Stories for Peppers, Chili
Market Scope - Peppers, other — F.o.b.s as of Dec. 8
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (60-50-50) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices jalapeño and serrano lower, others generally unchanged. 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates anaheim (supplies light) mostly $20-20.85, jalapeño mostly $14-16.85, serrano mostly $14-17.85. Quality and size variable.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (47-38-33) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices jalapeño higher, serrano and yellow chile lower, others generally unchanged. 1 1/9-bushel carton per pound large anaheim mostly 50 cents, jalapeño mostly 30 cents, serrano 30-35 cents, poblano mostly 85 cents, yellow chile 40-45 cents. Quality variable.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (2-2-1) — Movement expected to increase. Supplies insufficient to establish a market. Quality generally good. The first f.o.b. report for mixed mini sweets is expected to be issued the week of Dec. 29. FIRST REPORT.
CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (5-1-8) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices cubanelles higher, jalapeño and long hot lower, others generally unchanged. Includes palletizing and cooling. Half-bushel cartons finger hot mostly $17.35-18.35, hungarian wax mostly $7.35-7.85, jalapeño $10.35-12.35. 1 1/9-bushel cartons cubanelles $14.35-16.35, jalapeño mostly $20.35-20.85, long hot mostly $8.35-9.35, poblano $16.35-16.85. Quality generally good.