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 Jan. 20
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (57-70-60) — Movement expected about the same. Trading slow. Prices anaheim generally unchanged, others lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates anaheim (supplies light) mostly $20-20.85, jalapeño, serrano and poblano mostly $8-9.50. Quality and size variable.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (53-72-57) — Movement expected to increase. Trading fairly slow. Prices poblano much lower, others generally unchanged. 1 1/9-bushel carton per pound large anaheim 55-60 cents, jalapeño 20-25 cents, poblano mostly 25-30 cents, serrano 25-30 cents, yellow chile mostly 25 cents. Quality variable.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (9-15-14) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Quality generally good. The first f.o.b. report for mixed mini sweet peppers was expected to be issued the week of Jan. 19.
CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (6-9-7) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices long hot generally unchanged, others lower. Includes palletizing and cooling. Half-bushel cartons hungarian wax $8.35-10.35, jalapeño mostly $9.35-10.35. 1 1/9-bushel cartons cubanelles mostly $12.35-14.35, jalapeño mostly $14.35, long hot mostly $10.35, poblano mostly $12.35-14.35. Quality generally good.
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