Vegetables

Mann Packing details work developing Caulilini

Have you met Caulilini? The packaged baby cauliflower florets made their debut in June at the United Fresh Produce Association’s 2019 Convention & Expo in Chicago. But the project started three and half years before,... more »

Del Monte touts Better Break for plant-forward snacking

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc., one of North America’s leading marketers and distributors of high-quality fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, today announced the launch of an exciting new product to join its robust... more »

Revolution Farms reforms practices to stay strong

Revolution Farms is showing how dynamic a startup growing operation can be in order to meet its goals. The farm in Caledonia, Michigan, harvested its first greens in October 2018, and growers say the greens... more »

Snack peppers find acceptance with reduced seed count

John Stommel of the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA-ARS) has investigated the desirability for, and practicality of, producing snack peppers, both sweet and hot, with low seed count. His findings... more »

‘Wonder Melon’ name of new organic watermelon beverage

Bayonne, New Jersey food manufacturer Kayco is releasing a... more »

Disorders in summer squash, cucumbers revisited

A number of fruit and fruiting disorders have been observed in summer squash and cucumbers recently including lack of fruit set, bottlenecking, pinched blossom ends, crooks, nubs, hollow centers or cavities, fruit zippering and scarring.... more »

Ocean Mist merchandizing effort in New York a success

Ocean Mist Farms reports an increase in artichoke sales through strategic creative retail displays and well-executed promotions in partnership with Four Seasons Produce. In June, Four Seasons Produce worked directly with Lexington Co-op Markets in Buffalo,... more »

Floridians’ right to home-grow vegetables protected

In late June, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed SB 82, legislation protecting the right of all Floridians to grow vegetables and fruit on their own property. Starting July 1, any local Florida ordinance that expressly limits or... more »


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