Flavor Tree expects huge growth for Verry Cherry plums

Apr 22, 2019 by Jim Offner
Hanford, Calif.-based Flavor Tree Fruit Co. LLC now is focusing on specialty items for the California summer fruit deal, and perhaps its biggest is its Verry Cherry plum – a high-brix fruit cross between various cherry and plum varieties, said Maurice Cameron, president.

Stemilt promotes 5 River Islands

Apr 18, 2019 by Jim Offner
Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers LLC is looking to grow its 5 River Islands program, which features cherries from the Delta region in California, communications manager Brianna Shales said.

Take a world view and focus on fundamentals

Apr 17, 2019 by Janice M. Kresin
Interest in workers’ rights and global farming mean that consumers are getting vocal about a lot of things these days. Thankfully, the product offered by the fresh fruit and vegetable industry is a solid winner. Consumers continue to clamor for fresh produce, and they’re becoming more conscientious about how it’s produced and where it comes from.

Anthony Vineyards expands storage

Apr 16, 2019 by Tom Burfield
Bakersfield, Calif.-based Anthony Vineyards is expanding its cold storage facilities by 50,000 square feet to accommodate new table grape varieties, said Bob Bianco, co-owner.