Carol Lawrence

Carol Lawrence

Turlock Fruit debuts orangedew melon

Turlock, Calif.-based Turlock Fruit Co. Inc. is for the first time promoting its Orangedew honeydew to customers and new potential customers, and plans to extend acreage as well, said Steve Smith, co-owner.
Jun 11, 2019 by Carol Lawrence #Honeydew, #Melons

Growers aim at fresh-cut as shopper interest grows

Fresh-cut melons are a newer target market this season for some Westside melon growers.
Jun 11, 2019 by Carol Lawrence #Melons, #Honeydew, #Fresh-cut

Cool weather sets back California Westside melon deal start

Melons like it hot, but the lack of high temperatures in California’s Central Valley this spring will probably mean a later start than usual to the Westside cantaloupe, watermelon and honeydew season.

Celery still hot, buyers taking ‘what they can get’

Celery’s high prices, high demand and low supply show no sign of changing soon.

Rains cut California cherry production

Emerging from the wettest May many can remember, California cherry growers and shippers say harvests will be late and production will be down due to rain-related fruit damage.

HLB threat continues in California citrus groves

SALINAS, Calif. — The devastation of Florida’s citrus industry from Huanglongbing (HLB) could become the future for California citrus ­­– or not.

Boskovich Farms adds Ventura iceberg

Boskovich Farms in Oxnard, Calif., is going to begin growing a small amount of iceberg lettuce.
Mar 14, 2019 by Carol Lawrence #The Packer, #Lettuce

Blueberry growers look to modernize

The Southeast blueberry industry is at a crossroads as it looks to modernize with more accurate tracking, improve its fruit varieties and find ways to deal with approaching market saturation and increasing imports.

Southeast berry growers expect rebound from 2018

Southeastern blueberry growers, after two years of weather-related low harvests, are optimistic but cautious about a normal season.

Imports, labor issues trouble California asparagus growers

The weather is no longer the biggest challenge facing asparagus growers in California as they prepare for this year’s anticipated March-to-summer harvest season.
Jan 23, 2019 by Carol Lawrence #The Packer, #Asparagus