Market Update for Tree Fruit

Week of January 27 – February 2

Chilean stone fruit availability remains challenged for nectarines and plums, but heavy volumes of yellow peaches continue to arrive to both the east and west coasts.  Pricing on yellow peaches ranges from $14-$16 on 50 series 2-layer trays and $18-$20 on premium 40 series 2-layer trays. Yellow nectarines have been in short supply with pricing ranging from $20 on 50 series 2-layer trays and $22 on premium 40 series 2-layer trays. Very few importers have received black plums to date and most of the volume has been in a volume fill pack. We will continue to see small fruit entering the market as growers in Chile have had to deal with drought like conditions and expectations are to see an overall lack of interest from US retailers to promote Chilean stone fruit in February.