Florida Spring Produce Report

Excerpt from an article in 2/1/18  Produce Business written by 

In March, April and May, the Sunshine State casts a towering shadow.

While starfruit season closes in April and doesn’t return until July, May marks the beginning of items such as Florida-grown dragon fruit, lychees and passionfruit, according to Mary Ostlund, marketing director for Brooks Tropicals, in Homestead, FL. “Supplies are limited, but there are no limits on color, textures and great taste. That said, the two biggest tips for enticing retail customers to try Florida tropicals is to sign displays well and add slices to fresh-cut fruit programs. Also, on display, it’s important to show the insides of these fruits.”