This fuzzy stone fruit is one of the top fruits in Fresh Trends 2013, but the likelihood of a peach purchase fell 10 percentage points from last year.
Peaches — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 26
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (145-135-148) — Movement expected to decrease. Most shippers have finished for the season. One shipper has moderate volume through Oct. 15. LAST REPORT.
YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — Shipments (6-6-1) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading fairly slow. Prices 30-40s lower, others generally unchanged. Various yellow-flesh varieties Washington extra fancy Cartons two-layer tray pack 30s mostly $16-16.90, 40s mostly $14-14.90, 48s mostly $12-12.90, 50s mostly $10-10.90, 24-pound carton loose 2 3/8-inch mostly $12-12.90. Fewer supplies as more shippers finish for the season. LAST REPORT.