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July 31st, 2019

The Source July 31, 2019

This week's update on fresh fruit and vegetable availability and quality from PRO*ACT

The Source July 31, 2019


Apples: Golden Delicious apples are gapping in Washington; Ginger Golds are expected to be available the week of August 5 (next week).

Avocado (California): Production is rapidly winding down with limited volume available for the next 3 weeks. Avocado (Mexican): Seeing a lot of checkerboarding on this new crop fruit (uneven ripening of the fruit within a case and or pallet.) This does not cause internal or external damage. It will ripen and taste normal.

Bell Peppers (Eastern): Light Supplies Berries (Blackberries): Tight supplies through the end of this week

Berries (Blueberries): Blueberries are peaking in several growing areas Cilantro: Cilantro is currently in a demand exceeds situation. Suppliers have now reached a gap in supplies.

Eggplant (Eastern): Very Light supplies. Grapes (Green): Hot temps in the growing regions has slowed down production. Markets will be firm this week.

Grapes (Red): Hot temps are slowing down production. Markets will be firm this week.

Lettuce Iceberg: Good quality, industry wide with this commodity.

Onions: Markets on yellow beginning to ease. White onions to remain limited for the next 3-4 weeks.

Potatoes: Markets will remain active over the next 4-5 weeks. Supplies will be limited; especially larger sizes. Advanced lead time on russet orders crucial during this time period. Potatoes (colored): Markets remain active with heavy demand and low volume. August expected to see improving production with new crop starting.

Stone Fruit: As schools get started, we expect demand to increase and markets will eventually climb.