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. 27
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (45-66-58) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices jalapeño higher, poblano lower, others generally unchanged. 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates anaheim mostly $18-20, serrano mostly $24-26, jalapeño mostly $16-17, poblano mostly $12-13. Quality and size variable.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (1-3-9) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. Quality variable. The first f.o.b. report is expected to be issued the week of Nov. 17. FIRST REPORT.
SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (9-15-8) — Movement expected to remain about the same.
CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (0-1-1) — Light shipments have begun. Sufficient volume and number of shippers for first f.o.b. report expected by the week of Nov. 10. Quality generally good.