Ford's Produce Supply Update

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We’re kind of in a transition time between seasons.  Many of the storage items like potatoes, onions, and apples are in short supply as farmers wait for the new season to begin...

Avocado markets are still a mess.  Demand outstrips supply and inventories have become depleted.

Sweet corn is plentiful with excellent quality.  It’s a great time to showcase this taste of summertime.

Blueberry production continues to decrease as we head towards the fall and end of domestic production.

Quality is improving as farmers are getting back on track and caught up in the fields.

Marginal quality coming from most squash areas has the market very high, but zucchini is plentiful and really pretty.

Most California vegetables are lower this week, with growers settling into normal summertime patterns.

Tomatoes are settling back down to more typical levels,  especially romas.  Grape tomatoes are a real bargain now.

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Local vine ripened and heirloom tomatoes are still in good volumes, though the rains have given them troubles lately.

Hot peppers and eggplants seem to be the most prevalent local vegetables currently.

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Fruit Storage | Vegetable Handling

33 - 36 Degrees - 90 - 90% Humidity

Apple

Cantaloupe Gooseberry Nectarine (Ripe Only) Plumcot (Pluot)

Apricot

Cherry Grape Peach (Ripe Only) Pomegranate

Avocado, Ripe

Coconut Kiwi Fruit Pears, Asian Quince

Blackberry

Currant Loganberry Pears, Bartlett, Bosc, and D’ Anjou Raspberry

Blueberry

Cut Fruits Loquat Persimmon Strawberry

Boysenberry

Date Lychee Plum (Ripe Only)
40 - 50 Degrees - 85 - 95% Humidity

Avocado, Green

Guava Limequat Olive Pepino Melon Tamarind

Carambola

Horned Melon (Kiwano) Mandarin Pineapple Tangelo
Cranberry Juan Canary Melon Mango, Ripe Only Prickly Pear (Cactus Pear, Tunas) Tangerine
Custard Apple Kumquat Olive Pummelo Tomatillo
Feijoa Lemon Orange Sugar Apple
Grapefruit Lime Passion Fruit Tamarillo

55 - 65 Degrees - 85 - 95% Humidity

Banana

Crenshaw Melon

Mamey

Plantain

Tomato

Breadfruit

Cherimoya

Papaya

Rambutan

Watermelon

Casaba Melon

Honeydew Melon

Persian Melon

 
For Ripening 55 - 70 Degrees - 85 - 95% Humidity
Avocado Kiwi Fruit Nectarine Pear Plum
Banana Mango Peach Plantain Plumcot
Cantaloupe

 

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