Florida to produce low tomato volume until mid-May - The Packer

Florida to produce low tomato volume until mid-May

04/30/2013 08:06:00 AM
Doug Ohlemeier

“Supplies are looking good,” Lacey said April 23. “All we’re hearing around is there are all kinds of diseases and disasters with others experiencing inventory loss and crop failure. We haven’t had any of that. This is one of our best crops in years.”

Lacey said Tomato Thyme’s central Florida production appears to be ahead of schedule and should bring high quality.

For cherry tomatoes, the USDA reported flats of 12 1-pint baskets from the same growing regions selling for $9.95-11.95.

On grape tomatoes, the USDA reported $8.95-10.95 for flats of 12 1-pint containers with lids and $18.95-20.85 for 20-pound cartons of loose.

Romas fetched $13.95 for the 25-pound cartons of loose, according to the USDA.

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