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Dulcinea PureHeart watermelons grown with new shade house method

Pacific Trellis Fruit, Los Angeles, is growing Dulcinea brand PureHeart seedless watermelons in a new shade house system in which the fruit never touches the ground while growing.

Eight members join National Watermelon Promotion Board

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has named new members to the National Watermelon Promotion Board.

Watermelon board retail display contest drives sales

The National Watermelon Promotion Board, Winter Springs, Fla., received 170 entries from across the U.S. and Canada for its 11th annual retail display contest.

Dorian spares growers

For U.S. produce growers, the bark of Hurricane Dorian was worse than its bite.

Retail watermelon bin unit dispenses ReadyRipe pouches

Maglio Cos., Milwaukee, Wis., has introduced a corrugated retail shipping unit that showcases its ReadyRipe watermelon pouches.

Wonder Melon nominated for best functional food/beverage by NEXTY

Wonder Melon from Kayco was recently nominated by the NEXTY Industry awards for best functional food/beverage.

Figs No. 1 on Produce Market Guide, but plums get plenty of love

After a couple of weeks of inching toward No. 1, figs secured the ranking of most searched item on Produce Market Guide during the week of July 1, switching places with cucumbers.

Megan McKenna promoted at National Watermelon Promotion Board

The National Watermelon Promotion Board has promoted Megan McKenna from director of foodservice to senior director of marketing and foodservice.

Figs inch toward No. 1 spot on Produce Market Guide

Cucumbers remained on top as the No. 1 most searched item on Produce Market Guide the week of June 24, while watermelons and figs, the previous week's No. 2 and No. 3 commodities, switched places.

Music City: 2018 watermelon convention hits high note

Attendees of the 2018 National Watermelon Association Convention in Nashville were treated to unique Nashville experiences, with planners integrating the city’s brand throughout the event.