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New Jersey ups its peach game to stay competitive

The New Jersey Peach Promotion Council is funding research on new peach varieties to stay in the game when competition heats up.

New York Apple promotes Cailin Kowalewski

The New York Apple Association has promoted Cailin Kowalewski to account manager.

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.

Watermelon season heating up

Though prices were high in early April, seasonally increasing supplies of watermelon are on tap through the summer months.
Apr 12, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce Crops, #Watermelons

Butterfly buys Bolthouse Farms from Campbell Soup

A Los Angeles private equity firm is acquiring Bolthouse Farms from Campbell Soup Co. for $510 million.

Pacific Trellis poised to move more Mexican grapes

As the Mexican grape season begins, importers will be seeing an expected 22-million carton crop this season, a one-third increase from last season.

Christopher Valadez to lead Salinas grower-shipper group

Christopher Valadez is the new president of the Grower-Shipper Association of Central California, Salinas.

Terra Exports hires Manuel Escandon in South America division

Terra Exports, Las Vegas, has hired Manuel Escandon, who is based in Chile, as part of its South American expansion.

BC Tree Fruits Coop hires executives

BC Tree Fruits Cooperative, Kelowna, British Columbia, has appointed Todd McMyn as CEO and Ross Dwhytie as chief financial officer.

Mexican grape volume should be up after late start

The Mexican table grape deal may be getting off to a slightly later start than usual this season, but grower-shippers expect volume to be significantly higher than last year.
Apr 09, 2019 by Tom Burfield #Produce Crops