WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Apples: Golden Delicious (Washington) continue to be in few hands and may gap until new-harvest, Ginger Gold apples are available (first week of August).
Avocado (Mexican): Strong market conditions are expected for the month of July as Mexico transitions into new crop fruit.
Carrots: Mexican jumbo carrots still remain tight.
Grapes (Green): Mexico grapes have shown some quality issues as we approach the end of their season. New harvest in California is looking good, but prices are higher.
Grapes (Red): Mexico grapes are approaching the end of the season and quality is deteriorating quickly. Coachella seems to be holding up. New Harvest in California just started.
Lettuce Iceberg: Lightweights on liner lettuce are being reported at 34-38 pounds.
Onions: Yellow onion markets showing strength. Reds in good supply. White onions limited.
Pears: Only Green D'Anjou available in Washington (Red D'Anjou done for season)
Potatoes: Potato markets on the rise as Burbank storage season winds down. Advanced lead-time on orders necessary.
Potatoes (colored): Supplies limited with sporadic sizing available. Markets to remain active through July.
Stone Fruit: Smaller sizes are limited. Plenty of large fruit in all varieties.
Transitions And Temperatures
Grapes (Green): New harvest in California's Central Valley started this week and will ramp up quickly. Quality is looking great.
Grapes (Red): New harvest just started this week in California's Central Valley. Prices are higher, but quality is excellent.
Pears: California Bartlett pears available the week of July 15 or July 22. California Bosc pears should be available the week of August 12.
Apples: California Gala expected end of July / first week of August. California Granny Smith expected at the end of August / first week of September
Potatoes (colored): California moving from Bakersfield into Stockton area. Texas and Alabama starting up.
A Peak at Peak Seasons
Stone Fruit: We are currently in peak season and expect good supplies through August.
Berries (Blueberries): Blueberries are moving into peak volume in the Northwest