Market Update for Tree Fruit
Week of September 13 – September 19
Although we’ve seen a moderate amount of promotional activity on California stone fruit, overall retail pricing is still averaging $2.49-$2.99/lb. Growers are looking for additional movement as overall demand in August has been flat. FOB’s on 2-layer yellow peaches ranges from $16.95-$20.95 with nectarines ranging from $14.95-$18.95. White flesh varieties are trading from $16.95-$18.95 with size being the determining factor. Pricing on black plums currently ranges from $24.95-$28.95 on 40/45’s with 30/35’s fetching $2 higher. Look for pricing to remain at current levels with some marketers cutting deals to move aging inventory.