Yearly Archives: 2017

Sparkling starfruit spring water now at Trader Joe’s

Tropical fruit sighting at Trader Joe’s, a sparkling spring water with a starfruit flavor. Thanks to Pal for the photo.


Florida growers catching up after delays due to Irma

Article in the 12/4/17 Packer, written by Ashley Nickle Homestead-based Brooks Tropicals also reported that its winter season, which includes star fruit and passion fruit, had been affected by Irma. “We’re excited about the season for these fruits, but unfortunately … Continue reading


Central American Imports – what’s new

U.S. demand for “contra seasonal” fruits and vegetables drives up imports. Article in the 11/17 Produce Business issue written by Carol Bareuther “As winter availability of North American produce becomes scarce, large front-of-store displays of items such as Caribbean Red papaya … Continue reading


Ethnic produce popularity continues to rise

As the population of international cultures increases throughout the U.S., so does the knowledge and appreciation of their unique produce. “It’s growing, every single item is growing,” said Mary Ostlund, director of marketing for Homestead, Fla.-based Brooks Tropicals Inc. “These … Continue reading