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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



Cherry packing will be finishing up this week. The apple market remains very firm. Washington new crop Gingergolds will start this week, and Washington new crop Gala apples will start around the end of next week. California granny smith apples will be picked and packed in late August. Bartlett pears are available pre-conditioned on 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. Bosc pears are ready to ship. 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 available in promotable volumes. Cantaloupe and honeydew are in full production!

California Citrus:

California Valencia oranges are tight. Sizes are peaking on larger fruits.
The desert areas of District 2 have begin to harvest lemons. Pricing on California lemons is soft.
Demand continues to be good from both export and domestic markets on grapefruit. Marsh rubies will start in a couple of weeks.

Imported Citrus

Peruvian and Chilean clementines have tightened up with big demands for bagging.
First arrivals of Peruvian W. Murcotts have been released this week. The product looks and tastes great! Demand exceeds supply at the moment.
Chilean lemons are in full swing. Pricing has come off this week and will come off a bit more next week.
Chilean navel oranges are arriving daily. The fruit looks nice, with larger fruit becoming more readily available.
We are continuing to receive Australian Daisy tangerines. The fruit is very nice! We have a good supply of these tangy treats at the moment. Call us for availability!
Peruvian minneolas are in very good supply right now. We have promotable volumes on 36/45 size! Please give us a call for ad options.
Fun Fact: Lemons are believed to be a hybrid between a sour orange and a citron.

Potato and Onion Update

Hearty and wholesome!

Stockton California is packing very nice red, yellow, and white potatoes. Supplies are tight and the market is strong. Eastern Washington is also packing red and yellow potatoes 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 is packing new crop russets. Their quality is very good! Supplies are tight and the market is strong. Idaho is still packing old crop russets, with so-so quality at best. New crop russets out of Idaho should start next week.
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 on the tight side and the market is firm.
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

Kent and Kiett variety mangoes are taking center stage. Their sizes are peaking on 9’s and 10’s. The area of Sinaloa has begun with Los Mochis starting to harvest as well. Ataulfo mango supplies are winding down, and their prices are rising steadily.
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 tight at the moment due to heavy rains in Vera Cruz. This lime tightness will potentially last through next week.
Fun Fact: India is the greatest producer of limes in the world.

Melons

Seedless watermelons are available in promotable volumes. Cantaloupe and honeydew are in full production! Mixed melons are available to ship.

Latin Items

Flavorful and colorful!

All varieties of peppers, through September, are available from Baja, Mexico. Santa Maria, California has begun shipping jalapeno, tomatillo, and ghost peppers. There is no shortage on any product at the moment! Pasilla and Anaheim peppers are coming out of Morgan Hill, California. All the peppers from this area are of very high quality!
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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