Market Update for Tree Fruit
Week of November 12 – November 18
There are still limited volumes of California peaches and plums at retail with overall movement fairly weak. Typically, the industry will see a 3-4 week gap from California finish and Chile starting, but it looks like this year we may not see any gap in supply at all. Opening pricing on Chilean imports will be very aggressive in hopes of sparking retail interest early on in that season. Look for early air-shipments of Chilean cherries by November 15th.