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Westlake Produce Company is a grower and distributor of a wide range of stunning, high-quality fruits and vegetables. At Westlake Produce Company our mission is to serve our growers', customers', and employees' needs first with the knowledge and belief that all of our interests are unified. "Service, Above All!" Is our motto and our promise to provide our valued customers, growers, and employees with the utmost care and assistance.

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MARKET REPORT


Apples, Pears, & Cherries


We are harvesting mostly sweetheart red cherries with promotable volume on 11 and 11.5 row! We have promotable volumes of Rainier cherries with sizes peaking at 10.5 and 11 row. The apple market remains steady, although all varietals are finishing up quickly. California apples will begin on Wednesday, with galas being first off of the tree. The targeted start for California granny smith apples is sometime in late August. California pears will be ready to ship this week. Bartlett pears will be available pre-conditioned on 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s for the first two weeks. Bosc pears will be ready to ship in two weeks. Star crimson pears are ready to load!

Fun Fact: Apple varieties range in size from a little larger than a cherry to as large as a grapefruit. The largest apple ever picked weighed 3 pounds!

Melons

Seedless watermelons are still short

California Citrus:

California Valencia oranges are tightening up a bit, but their quality remains very nice. Sizes are peaking on 113s followed by 88s and 138s! Their color continues to be good, with some signs of re-greening due to hot temperatures in the growing areas.
Demand exceeds supply on most sizes of California lemons. Prices remain strong, especially going into the summer months.
California star grapefruits are about finished for the season! Demand continues to be good from both export and domestic markets. Marsh rubies will start in a couple of weeks.

Imported Citrus

Peruvian Clementines have started to arrive on the East and West coasts. Their eating quality is very good. Demand exceeds supply on all mandarins.
Chilean clementines have started to arrive. Their sizing is smaller and they’re being used for bagging.
Chilean lemons are in full swing. Pricing has come off this week.
Chilean navel oranges are arriving daily. The fruit looks nice, with peak sizes with peak sizes 72s and 88s at the start. Demand exceeds supply on incoming shipments.
We have begun receiving Australian Daisy tangerines. The fruit is very nice! We have a good supply of these tangy treats at the moment. Call us for availability!
Fun Fact: Lemons are believed to be a hybrid between a sour orange and a citron.

Potato and Onion Update

Hearty and wholesome!


Red, yellow, and white potatoes are finishing up in Kern County, California. Stockton, California and Eastern Washington have started packing colored potatoes. All of these markets are very active.
Fun Fact: Many people think Potatoes are vegetables but, in fact, potatoes are legumes! A legume is plant that is able to fix nitrogen from the air and put it into the soil, and potatoes do just that.

Washington, Oregon, and Idaho are packing russets and their quality is okay. Supplies are dwindling and the market is getting stronger everyday. Expect new crop russets to start in Washington in late July or early August.
Fun Fact: Idaho, the present-day largest producer of potatoes, actually did not begin growing potatoes until 1836!

Central California is packing yellow, red, and white onions. Supplies are tight and the market is moving up.
Fun Fact: The pungent juice of onions has been used as a moth repellent and can be rubbed on the skin to prevent insect bites!

Tropicals


Mexico is shipping Tommy Atkin and Kent variety mangoes. Their sizes are peaking on 10’s and 12’s. The area of Nayarit is wrapping up, but the area of Los Mochis is starting to harvest. There are some possible quality issues due to upcoming rains. Ataulfo mango supplies are steady with excellent quality.

Fun Fact: Mango seeds traveled with humans from Asia to the Middle East, East Africa and South America beginning around 300 or 400 A.D.

Lime supplies are peaking on larger fruit. Sizes 175/150 are the most readily available. Rain in the growing areas is causing some headaches with quality. Prices are on the rise. New crop harvest will start in about two weeks. Supply is tight with possible quality issues due to rain.

Fun Fact: India is the greatest producer of limes in the world.

Melons


Seedless watermelons are still short.

Latin Items

Flavorful and colorful!

Baja, Mexico has started their harvest on: pasilla, serrano, jalapeno, tomatillo, and anaheim peppers. The market has been very active on all peppers. As more volume continues to come into the market, the market will start to come off. We are now harvesting jalapeno and pasilla peppers from Oxnard, California. In a few weeks we will have serrano and yellow chili peppers from this area as well. Santa Maria, California will start with peppers at the end of July.

Fun Fact: Serranos are generally the hottest chile commonly available in the U.S.

Contact

Address

5301 Rivergrade Road, Suite 200, Irwindale, California 91706

Post Office Box 2184, Irwindale, California 91706

(800) 378-7848 / (800) 870-2557 Office: (213) 624-8676

Sales Fax: (626) 338-4100 | Accounting Fax: (626) 338-4122

sales@westlakeproduce.com

 
 
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