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From jackfruit to passion fruit, Melissa's talks specialties

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Tree-ripened mangoes and fresh-cut jackfruit are a couple of the hot produce trends to watch for in the coming months.

Costa Rica produce to be exhibited to U.S. marketers

Costa Rica plans to bring a wide assortment of produce to the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit.

Yellow plums threaten figs' dominance on Produce Market Guide

Figs have spent a month in the No. 1 spot on Produce Market Guide, but yellow plums gave them a run for their money last week, climbing two spots from the week before to land at No. 2.

Florida pushes back on import mamey

Florida specialty fruit growers are pushing back against the possible importation of mamey sapote from Mexico.

Florida specialties revel in consumer spotlight

With seasonally increasing volume, Florida tropical marketers are look for “cart-stopping” time for the state’s specialties at supermarkets around the country.

Tropical fruits help attract and retain shoppers

Consumers are attracted to stores that stock tropical specialty fruit, according to new research from Frieda’s Inc., Los Alamitos, Calif.

Figs break into top 10 on Produce Market Guide

Watermelons achieved a monthlong streak as the No. 1 most-searched commodity on Produce Market Guide during the week of June 10, with cucumbers retaining the No. 2 spot for the second week.

Shrimp Farmer Hits Home Run in the Heartland

After 20 years of shrimp production on his Illinois farm, Grover Webb’s seafood business has gone from strength to strength, built on his livestock background, a focus on savings, and insistence on top-quality shrimp.

Short-season Angelcots from Frieda’s available soon

With the start of summer, white-flesh Angelcots are available from Frieda’s Inc., Los Alamitos, Calif.