Monthly Archives: January 2008

Brooks Tropicals’ starfruit showing good quality

Excerpts from 1/14/08 article in the Produce News by Christina DiMartino “Brooks Tropicals has grown starfruit on its 100 acres of groves on Pine Island, near Ft. Meyers, on the west coast of Florida, since the 1960s,” said Mary Ostlund, … Continue reading


Expect short supplies of papayas, higher fobs

Excerpts from the 12/24 Packer article by Abraham MahshieShort supplies and high prices of papayas this year were single-handedly the fault of August’s Category 5 Hurricane Dean say suppliers. “Last year we were getting a steady 35 containers a week … Continue reading


34% of Chefs say papayas are HOT!

The National Restaurant Association surveyed 1,282 members of the American Culinary Federation. 35% of respondees ranked papayas as hot.