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Flavor expects huge growth for Verry Cherry plums

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.

California cherry growers look to bounce back from 2018

California cherry grower-shippers say they’re expecting bigger volumes in 2019 than a year earlie

Stemilt field staff on top of California cherry harvest predictions

Retailers should expect anything but a California cherry season like last year, according to Stemilt Growers.

Perdue extends deadline for Market Facilitation Program

In response to the partial government shutdown, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has extended the deadline for U.S. producers to apply for payments from the Market Facilitation Program.

BBC Technologies debuts packing line equipment for small fruit

BBC Technologies, a segment of Tomra Food, has expanded its CURO system to focus on packing fruits under 40 millimeters (about 1.5 inches).

Chilean cherry exports nicked by hail

After accounting for recent hail storms, the Chilean Cherry Committee has decreased its export estimate for the 2018-19 season.

Chilean fruit exporters assess hailstorm damage

The Chilean fruit industry is assessing the damage to stone fruit, cherries, blueberries, kiwifruit and grapes after a Nov. 12 hailstorm.

Grower using laser tech for humane bird control

Fruit growers have to deal with birds flocking in to eat their cherries, apples, blueberries and more, and Starr Ranch Growers has seen positive results from a high-tech, humane deterrent.