August 19th, 2019

Tomatoes

Pear Shapes – Our second harvest phase of San Marzano style pear tomatoes began last week and is still in process. Quality and field yields are good.

Conventionals – Harvest continues with load counts increasing however some supply concerns persist. Fruit quality and field yields have been good so far. Starting to see some concerns in […]

July 26th, 2019

Tomatoes

     

Organic Tomatoes – Because of the California cooler temperatures of mid-July we were able to spread out our packing schedule and allow more of our organic tomatoes to ripen on the vine. This action increased tons per acre, for the first 12 days of our pack, however, our final extended weekend of harvest […]

July 5th, 2019

July 5th, 2019
Tomatoes

Pear Shapes – The crop continues to mature as expected and fruit size is nice. Crop continues to stay on target with an anticipated harvest date of July 25th just after the organic harvest is complete.

Conventionals – Early, mid and late season plantings are maturing and progressing nicely. The overall plant health and […]

June 21, 2019

June 21st, 2019

Tomatoes

 

Pear Shapes – The crop is maturing as expected and looking great. Anticipated harvest date is placing this variety right after organics complete their harvest, July 25th.
Conventionals – Early, mid and late season plantings are maturing and progressing as expected. Anticipated harvest date is July 25th.
Organics – The crop is growing […]

June 7, 2019

Tomatoes

Pear Shapes – The crop is looking very nice and maturing as expected.
Conventionals – Transplanting has finished. Early and mid-season planting are maturing on nicely.
Organics – The crop spared from the hail during May is looking good. Maturing and progressing as expected. The crop hit by the hail will begin harvest earlier than […]

May 24, 2019

Apricot full bloom was called on March 16th. Petal fall is underway and pea size fruits can be seen in one early blooming orchard.
Full bloom was called on March 18th for Peaches. Bloom appeared to be even this year and crop potential looks good.
Our earliest cherries are at side green and swollen. Full bloom is 3 to 4 weeks out, about April 12th-19th.
Grape bud break was called in Bakersfield last week and Madera should be soon. Vines are looking good.
Organic tomato transplanting is complete and plants are doing well.
Pear tomato transplanting began last week and is going well. Transplanting conditions have been good.
Very little transplanting began last week for conventional tomatoes. Some growers were able to start but had to stop due to rain last Wednesday.

May 7, 2019

Apricot full bloom was called on March 16th. Petal fall is underway and pea size fruits can be seen in one early blooming orchard.
Full bloom was called on March 18th for Peaches. Bloom appeared to be even this year and crop potential looks good.
Our earliest cherries are at side green and swollen. Full bloom is 3 to 4 weeks out, about April 12th-19th.
Grape bud break was called in Bakersfield last week and Madera should be soon. Vines are looking good.
Organic tomato transplanting is complete and plants are doing well.
Pear tomato transplanting began last week and is going well. Transplanting conditions have been good.
Very little transplanting began last week for conventional tomatoes. Some growers were able to start but had to stop due to rain last Wednesday.

March 29, 2019

Apricot full bloom was called on March 16th. Petal fall is underway and pea size fruits can be seen in one early blooming orchard.
Full bloom was called on March 18th for Peaches. Bloom appeared to be even this year and crop potential looks good.
Our earliest cherries are at side green and swollen. Full bloom is 3 to 4 weeks out, about April 12th-19th.
Grape bud break was called in Bakersfield last week and Madera should be soon. Vines are looking good.
Organic tomato transplanting is complete and plants are doing well.
Pear tomato transplanting began last week and is going well. Transplanting conditions have been good.
Very little transplanting began last week for conventional tomatoes. Some growers were able to start but had to stop due to rain last Wednesday.

September 6, 2018

Peaches

Organic Peach harvest is complete. Fruit quality was good. The Lates continue to drag out with deliveries for Lilliland and Late Ross still trickling in. The Extra Lates fell into a holding pattern with cooler than average temperatures. It has been difficult holding growers off to avoid picking too green because of […]

August 17, 2018

Peaches

Organic Peach harvest is complete. Fruit quality was good. Conventional Peach harvest continues. High temperatures and mixed maturity remain a concern. Start times will be crucial for growers to stay on top of the ripe fruit to ensure fruit quality. Growers are doing their best to be proactive and are diligently monitoring […]

July 6, 2018

Apricots

Harvest is nearly complete with only one more grower left to pick. Harvest has been a major challenge as predicted; extended bloom lead to a very short crop. Green fruit has been present in all fields throughout harvest. Fruit size and quality continue to look good and harvest should wrap up this week.

Cherries

Harvest continues to […]

June 8, 2018

Peaches

Kingsburg: The Kingsburg area is finishing up thinning. Irrigation is ongoing and block by block estimates are complete. Crop looks good but the tonnage is down. Our Madera grower is thinning now and finishing up late this week.
Organics: The crop is doing well. We are seeing some more color on the American variety. Harvest started […]

May 18, 2018

Cherries

 

We are past full bloom in all the northwest orchards. The very earliest orchards are at pit hardening and latest orchards at petal fall. We have nice variability in maturity, which will spread our harvest and make it more manageable for operations. It looks like an average crop. We have very heavy sets while at […]

Did You Know?

Canned fruits and tomatoes are packed within just a few hours of being harvested at the peak of ripeness.