Westside melon growers expect early start

Jun 12, 2015 by The Packer
California's Westside melon growers and shippers describe the 2015 deal as a kind of paradox: They're dealing with a major drought, but they also say growing conditions have been as close to ideal as they have seen in m

Chilean clementine volumes down, mandarins up

May 27, 2015 by The Packer
One variety's up, one's down, but the net should be an increase in exports of Chilean easy-peelers to the U.S. this summer, said Karen Brux, president of the San Carlos, Calif.-based Chilean Fresh Fruit Association.

Green-skinned avocados claim their own niche

May 18, 2011 by Tom Burfield
About 96% of the avocados sold in the U.S. are the hass variety, according to the Irvine, Calif.-based Hass Avocado Board. But there's still a market for a handful of other varieties, most of which are known as green-sk

Chiquita's 'Banana King' dies

May 17, 2011 by The Packer
(Oct. 25) NEW CITY, N.Y. The man who was known throughout the world as the Banana King was remembered as a good friend inside and outside of the business.