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California grape varieties abound

There was a time when California table grape growers could assume that once they selected and planted a specific grape variety, they’d be able to market it for 20 years or so.

Late start for California grapes

This could be a year like no other for California’s table grape industry.

Belleharvest, Michigan Fresh unite to market apples

Michigan apple marketers Belleharvest Sales Inc. and Michigan Fresh Marketing are combining sales desks in a union that will represent about 150 growers and three million bushels of apples.

Global grape breeders form alliance to halt variety theft

Four fruit breeders, whose operations span across the globe and have a focus on table grapes, has formed The Breeders Alliance Co. Ltd. in an effort to halt illegal appropriation of proprietary varieties.
Jun 06, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Grapes

Blueberry expert Andrew Maiman to lead Berry World America

Mastronardi Produce, Kingsville, Ontario, has appointed Andrew Maiman as president of Berry World America, the joint venture between Mastronardi and the United Kingdom’s Berry World.

Blueberry expert Andrew Maiman to lead Berry World America

Mastronardi Produce, Kingsville, Ontario, has appointed Andrew Maiman as president of Berry World America, the joint venture between Mastronardi and the United Kingdom’s Berry World.

Outlook good for California onions

California onion grower-shippers are looking forward to a strong season this summer with plenty of good-quality onions available.

Index Fresh starts Peruvian avocado season

Index Fresh, Riverside, Calif., has started Its Peruvian avocado season, with shipments lasting through early September.
Jun 05, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Avocados, #Peru

Oppenheimer’s Sun World grape program expands availability

The Oppenheimer Group is able to offer grapes grown in Southern Hemisphere country, as dictated by demand.

Food safety workshops bring livestock, produce industries together

Two workshops will bring members of the fresh produce and livestock industries together to start a dialogue that could be beneficial in preventing foodborne illness outbreaks.