Gold Pineapple

COSTA RICA

The moderate weather lately has been a nice change and has provided some needed relief for the communities to recover from the heavy flooding of months past. We are excited to report that the severe weather did not affect the future harvest as suspected. Our crop nutrition remains strong and pests are at a minimum. Our crownless quality continues to out last the competition with much less purge even though we have shifted to a higher internal color. Our finishing technique in crownless has also increased the shelf life of our crown pineapple packs.

The harvest for the final quarter of 2021 will have more first harvest plantings, which will provide enough large sized pineapple for promotional volume through the end of the year for retail chains.

MEXICO

Mexican Pineapple has been back in strong production since early September. Shipments to the United States remains low compared to the last several years due to high demand in Mexico. Expectations for the next 60 days are for Costa Rican prices to begin rising and United States demand to rise as well, which will cause Mexican prices to be in line or slightly less than Costa Rican fruit.

We should be back into fresh Mexican supply by the beginning of November!

Watermelon

We’ve finished with domestic watermelon and have started shipping from Mexico and Texas.  Production should be steady in October and November; quality has been strong to start, and barring a major weather event, we expect consistent supplies and quality to prevail through November.

 

 

Tomato

Mid-Season Tomato markets continue to be good, performing above the five-year averages. Production levels have been strong with all our growers! Quality has been very good, and our growers have been proactive with nutritional adjustments when any problems have arrived, mainly due to weather changes.

As we continue into the holiday season is appears the markets are going to remain strong and active. Colder temperatures have slowed production in late November but are expected to change as we move into December. We have received over 250 loads since we began harvest in mid-July and project to double that as we near the New Year.

Each year January and February can be difficult months because of the increased volume coming from Sinaloa. It appears that Sinaloa is about two weeks behind schedule this season, which will allow us to enjoy the decent markets a little longer. Excitement fills the air with all the support from our new customers and growers who have joined us on this quest to provide high quality Mexican grown produce. We have been very fortunate to be working with dedicated growers who care about the quality over quantity, and it shows in the loyalty and satisfaction we have seen from our customers!

Mango

Peruvian mangoes are here! This is our first season working with the Peru mango growers and we’re really looking forward to being able to offer our customers mangoes for a longer period building up to the Mexican mango season in lake February. These Kent mangoes from Peru are in 4kg cases and 252 cases per pallet with size offerings from 7’s to 12’s. FOB loading is available from Penn Terminal in Philadelphia now through the end of February! Each generic kraft case will have PTI labeling and the individual mangoes are PLU stickered. Please reach out to our sales team with any questions or to learn more about our Peruvian Mango offerings! sales@stellafarms.com

 

 

 

Phone:
480-588-7012

Address:
7373 E Doubletree Ranch Rd St B-180 | Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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