Distributor Salix Fruits ended 2019 with 30% growth over 2018, in part because of its imported Argentine lemon program in the U.S.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared the U.S. is free of the plum pox virus, which harms stone fruit trees like peaches, and almonds.
Georgia peach grower Robert Dickey III and Florida vegetable grower Charles Obern have been named 2019 Farmers of the Year by Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo.
Jac. Vandenberg Inc., Yonkers, N.Y., is recalling cartons of Chilean peaches, nectarines and plums shipped to retailers in 18 states for Listeria monocytogenes concerns.
Wawona Packing Co. LLC, Cutler, Calif., has acquired the stone fruit breeding assets of Burchell Nursery Inc., including more than 60 patented fruit trees and associated genetics.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has found three Oriental fruit flies in south Miami-Dade County.
Ricky Preiss and his family operate a peach orchard in the Texas Hill Country near Stonewall. With low rainfall, the harvest is smaller but sweeter this year.