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Garlic and grapes make a comeback in PMG top 20

Pummelos, oranges and strawberries maintained the top three spots on PMG the week of Jan. 11, but mandarins rose from No. 11 the previous week to No. 4, and cabbage, previously No. 12, moved up to the No. 5 spot.

‘Excellent’ quality ahead for California's citrus crops

Although USDA's NASS estimated that California’s navel orange crop will be about 42 million 80-pound boxes this season, some grower-shippers estimate that number might be a bit on the heavy side.

Ample supplies, increased interest set citrus up for a strong season

Consumers typically turn to citrus to load up on vitamin C during cold and flu season, but this year, suppliers hope they’ll stock up on even more grapefruit, oranges, mandarins and lemons to keep COVID-19 at bay.

Stemilt Fast Facts: Apple sales up, volume down in late 2020

Stemilt’s marketing director Brianna Shales and communications manager, Katie Harmon, start 2021 by analyzing the last 12 weeks of Nielsen retail scan data during Stemilt’s Fast Facts: The Cast video analysis.

Citrus rules PMG's top 20

Citrus surged in interest during the last few days of December, taking six of the top 20 spots.

White strawberry by University of Florida introduced to U.S. market

For the first time, a white strawberry that smells a bit like a pineapple will go to market in the U.S.

Hass Avocado Board promotes health benefits for diabetes

Hass Avocado Board is creating awareness for research into the role avocados play in promoting good gut health and expanding access to its Avocado Quality Manual Guide to Best Practices.

Texas citrus weathers Hurricane Hanna with slight drops

Industry expectations for the Texas citrus crop estimate a smaller output than last year, primarily because of fruit damage from Hurricane Hanna in late July.

Virtual organic grower roundtable features industry leaders

While the Organic Grower Summit will not be held as a live in-person event this year, a virtual event featuring leaders of three of the nation’s most recognized and progressive organic growers has been scheduled.

Don Limón launches direct sourcing retail plan

Don Limón – the international fresh fruit exporter-importer – is excited to announce the launch of its retail partnership program to offer greater flexibility as the trend towards direct sourcing intensifies.