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


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


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


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.


Harvest continues to […]

June 8, 2018


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



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.