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Plums + Prunes

California prune crop in full bloom

A full bloom season is underway in California’s Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys, according to the California Prune Board.

Sunsweet offers diverse products

Sunsweet Growers Inc., Yuba City, Calif., has a number of ways for consumers to enjoy the company’s products, said Stephanie Harralson, director of marketing, North America.

Virus delays California Prune Board trip to China

The California Prune Board, Roseville, is postponing a trip to China because of the coronavirus, but says exporters are committed to the market and will reschedule its visit when possible.

APHIS seeks comment on pest risk assessment of Australian stone fruit

Australian officials have asked the USDA to approve U.S. imports of Australian apricots, nectarines, peaches, European plums, and Japanese plums.

USDA declares U.S. free of plum pox virus

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared the U.S. is free of the plum pox virus, which harms stone fruit trees like peaches, and almonds.

California stone fruit companies Gerawan, Wawona merge

California stone fruit companies Gerawan Farming Inc., Fresno, and Wawona Packing Co. LLC, Cutler, have merged.

Fall presents abundant fruit promotions at retail

Compared to all other parts of the years, the fall selling season used to be an afterthought to produce merchandiser and retailers.

What’s On Ad – Cantaloupes, Peaches, Plums

More than 14,000 stores promoted cantaloupes the week ended Aug. 9.

Sun World appoints Marguleas CEO, expands fruit research

David Marguleas is the new CEO of Sun World International, succeeding Merrill Dibble, who takes on a new role at parent company Renewable Resources Group.

Figs still top on Produce Market Guide, but chili peppers claim No. 2

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.