Figs maintained their No. 1 place on Produce Market Guide last week for the sixth week in a row, but chili peppers vaulted from the No. 5 spot to No. 2, knocking out yellow plums, which slipped to No. 4. Okra held on to the No. 3 spot, while cucumbers moved down a place to No. 5.
Avocados showed a spike in interest last week, jumping from No. 19 the week of July 29 to No. 7 the week of Aug. 5. Chinese squash moved from No. 20 up to No. 13, and lemons, tomatoes and sweet corn rejoined the top 20, at No. 16, No. 17 and No. 19, respectively. Trendy dragon fruit slipped in the rankings to No. 20.