California fresh market strawberry volume is still running way behind the past few years. The current volume YTD is the smallest it has been since 2007. Fresh market pricing has become very strong with the reduced volume. It looks like it may be a few more weeks until volume picks up in the north part […]
Archives for April 2016
The processing crop in California is off to a slower start compared to last year and the year before. The fresh market price is currently very strong, and it looks to be so for the next few weeks. There has been less than fifty million pounds sent to the freezers so far this year, and […]
The California Bartlett pear crop is sizing well in orchards on the Sacramento River. The crop, however, does not look any larger than 2015 at this time. The crop last year in California was the 2nd shortest crop of the past ten years. This followed 2014 which was the shortest crop of that period. Acreage […]
The California apricot crop is coming along well. The early season varieties are being packed currently. The later season processing varieties are set well, and appear to have a full crop on the trees. The one exception is an 800 acre grower in California is that is having serious financial difficulties. The crop on those […]
Strawberries in Oregon have started to bloom with the most recent round of warm weather in the Pacific Northwest. The 2016 crop is expected to be early again, but it is still a few days behind last year. Harvest is expected around June 1st.