Pacific Trellis Fruit importing four new specialty plum varieties

by The Packer Staff, Jan 24, 2023

Pacific Trellis Fruit, a year-round grower-shipper and marketer of fresh fruit, will feature four new imported specialty plum varieties. 

The Los Angeles-based company said in a news release that the varieties will begin arriving next month from Chile and South Africa. The plums will be unveiled in 2-pound clamshells under the Dulcinea brand. 
“Our imported specialty plums are shaking up the category,” Dan Carapella Jr., director of special projects and senior sales executive of Pacific Trellis Fruit, said in the release. “The wildly sweet and juicy plums are available for a limited time through mid-March/April.”

According to the release, the four specialty plum varieties include:

  • Lemon plums, grown in Chile and South Africa, are yellow-skinned and turn bright red when ripe. 
  • Extra sweet plums, grown in Chile and South Africa, vary in appearance from bright red, dark red and to red-yellowish skin. 
  • Watermelon plums, grown in South Africa, have green skin with red flesh, similar in appearance to a watermelon. 
  • Sugar plums, grown in Chile, have red to purple skin with golden yellow flesh. 

“We are excited to offer the specialty plum program to customers,” Tim Davis, Pacific Trellis Fruit’s category coordinator for stone fruit, said in the release. “The varieties offer a unique merchandising opportunity, capturing incremental sales opportunities for the winter plum category.”

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