Plums + Prunes News

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,”...

There were more shake-ups on PMG the second week of July, with cucumbers moving up to No. 1 and beans climbing from No. 6 the previous week to No. 2. Okra likewise rose from No. 8 to No. 3, while figs rejoined the top 20 at No. 4. Blackberries vaulted 10 places to wind up at No. 5.The PMG platform connects produce buyers and sellers. Below, find the top 20 searched commodities on PMG July 8-14.Yellow plums shot up ei...

Prices for red or black plums around the nation ranged from 97 cents to $2.99 per pound on July 7, according to U.S. Marketing Services. Each week the firm looks at prices for a particular commodity at four retailers in eight major cities across the U.S.On July 7, prices averaged $2.41 per pound, with the fruit on ad at five of the 27 stores surveyed, according to the firm.More on plums:Good crop of California stone...

The first week of July brought a lot of shuffling of the top 20 produce items on Produce Market Guide, with some summertime specialties joining the ranks of standard favorites.Watermelon went from No. 16 to No. 1, and cucumbers moved up a spot to No. 2. Specialty crenshaw melons rejoined the list at No. 3, and blueberries rose to No. 4 from No. 12 the previous week. Peaches gained nine spots to complete the top 5.The...





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