Market Update for Tree Fruit
Week of January 14 – January 20
Overall shipments of Chilean stone fruit continue to be underwhelming. We’re still seeing pressure of smaller sized fruit, especially on 50 series tray pack yellow peaches and nectarines. However, the industry will begin to see improved sizing on stone fruit over the next few weeks. Pricing currently ranges from $16-$18 on 50 series 2-layer trays and $20-$24 on 40 series 2-layer trays on both peaches and nectarines. Look for FOB’s to remain at these levels through the month of January. Light volumes on red and black plums are in the market with pricing ranging from 20-$24 FOB with size being the determining factor. Cherry supplies are also very light with pricing ranging from $36-$40 without much volume available in the market.