Apples & Pears

The Northwest apple crop will peak on large sizes in general. Autumn Glory Apples are ready to ship. Granny Smith apples in small sizes are in very short supply.
Northwest Pears are in full swing! We have great promotable volumes on Golden Bosc, Green Bartlett, Comice, D'Anjou, Red D'Anjou, Forrelle, and Seckle pears.

Fun Fact: One of the most incredible natural features of the Opal Apple is that it does not brown after cutting!

Melons

Mexico has started cantaloupe and honeydew melons. We will be shipping product from Mexico until the middle of December. Imported fruit has begun to arrive on the West coast! Even though melon volumes have decreased, the market has settled with demand decreasing.

 

Citrus

California lemons are going steady, with pricing still on the higher side.

California Navel oranges are peaking on size 88 right now, and their appearance and taste are getting better every day!

Stem and leaf Satsumas, out of California, have begun. They are available in bulk and clam shells!

Bagged Murcotts, out of Chile, are aggressively priced. They will be available for another week or two!

Peruvian Honey Tangerines are finished for the season. Our next import Tangerine with be the Israeli Orri which will arrive early January.

Texas Oranges and Grapefruit are in full swing, though sizing is on the smaller side for grapefruit.

Fun Fact: Lemons are believed to be a hybrid between a sour orange and a citron

Potato and Onion Update

Hearty and wholesome!

Western Washington’s Skagit Valley is packing beautiful red, white, & yellow potatoes! This crop is moving along with great quality and only a few weather-related delays. Eastern Washington and Idaho are both still working on their red & yellow potatoes.

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 russet potatoes are all being packed out of storage. Their quality is very good!

Fun Fact: Idaho, the present-day largest producer of potatoes, actually did not begin growing potatoes until 1836!

 

The onion crop from Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and Nevada is moving along reasonably well with good quality and availability!

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 & Melons

Tropicals

Kent and Keitt mangoes, out of Mexico, are in season. We have good supply on 8/7 sizes followed by 9/10. We have promotable supplies on larger sizes.
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.

New-crop limes are available. Their volume is tight, with sizes peaking on 175’s and larger. Lime prices are up for the time being.

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

Melons

Mexico has started cantaloupe and honeydew melons. We will be shipping product from Mexico until the middle of December. Imported fruit has begun to arrive on the West coast! Even though melon volumes have decreased, the market has settled with demand decreasing.

Latin Products

Flavorful and colorful!

Chili peppers are now coming from Sonora and Sinaloa Mexico. We have a light volume of jalapeno, serrano, pasilla, tomatillo, and hungarian peppers. Baja, Mexico will start with a new pepper harvest in March. The market on all hot peppers will remain active. With the cold weather, the price-per-pound for peppers will not come down through the rest of December.

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