Ford's Produce Supply Update

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North Carolina squash and cucumber growers are winding down for the year, finishing a great season.

The fall transition kicks into gear late October/early November. In a normal year, the final harvest of the Summer Salinas Season is typically the most susceptible to yield loss and quality concerns.

Thanks to improved growing techniques by our farmers, we expect to have local tomatoes into December this year.

The unseasonably warm weather last week has extended our local cucumber and squash seasons for a little while longer.

Tropical storm Nate generated significant damage to Costa Rica's infrastructure, affecting Pineapple production.

California Citrus growers have finished their valencia crop, and we’re still about 2-3 weeks away from harvesting Navel oranges.

Asparagus markets are way down this week, with heavier supplies coming from Mexican and Peruvian growers.

We have all kinds of fall decorations! Choose from gourds, pumpkins of all sizes, and indian corn.

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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

 

We look forward to serving you!