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Frieda's: Specialty tropicals key to winter escape

Winter is here, and given the social restrictions necessitated by the global pandemic, some would say it is the winter of all winters.

Thomas Fresh offers bagged pink dragon fruit, young coconut

Thomas Fresh, Calgary, Alberta, is offering two new packaged items: pink dragon fruit and young coconuts.

Dole promotes plantains for the fall

Dole Food Co. is promoting plantains this fall, and with the trend of families eating at home continuing with the COVID-19 pandemic, the company is exploring ways to include them in comfort food.

Desbry brand avocados add two-count bags, colorful displays

WP Produce, Miami, which grows and ships Desbry brand tropical avocados, has new retail pouch bags and displays for the green-skinned fruit.

Local, regional produce gains consumer interest

Companies have their own definition of what “local produce” means, but the consensus is the closer the better. 

Ecuador: Harvests and exporting continues during pandemic

Ecuador’s fruit and vegetable exports are not being diminished by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Pro Ecuador, the country’s export promotion authority.

Spring and summer favorites stand out on Produce Market Guide

Pummelos and oranges remained 1-2 on Produce Market Guide the week of Feb. 3, but avocados edged out cucumbers to become No. 3.

Ecuador kicks off fruit export program promoting sustainability

Ecuador is launching a fresh produce brand for export markets to highlight sustainability.

J&C Tropicals receive golden berries from Ecuador

Miami, Fla.-based J&C Tropicals has received its first shipment ever of golden berries from Ecuador on Dec. 12, according to a news release.

Despite drought, then rain, fall tropicals show success

While one might associate tropical fruits with summer months, tropicals also shine well into the fall and winter.