Market Update for Tree Fruit
Week of February 24 – March 1
Overall availability on Chilean stone fruit seems to be plentiful, although arrivals of red and black plums continue to be hit or miss. We will start to see better shipments of black plums in the next two weeks, but availability remains tight with pricing on 2-layer trays ranging from $20-$24 with size being the determining factor. There’s no shortage of yellow peaches and nectarines with the majority of fruit available in tray packs with pricing ranging from $18-$20 on 50 series and $20-$22 on premium 40 series. Look for steady supplies of imported stone fruit now through the end of March.