Here’s a shipping update from various areas across the country, where there should be some loading opportunities. Here’s also a cautionary note about some splitting of Oregon cherries due to recent rains.
California Tomato Shipments
Vine ripe tomato shipments from the Oceanside, CA area have started, with romas to get underway in August. Both types of tomato shipments will continue through November.
Arkansas Tomato Shipments
A lot of tomato shipping areas around the country claim to ship home grown quality tomatoes, but consumers certainly know the difference. This season, there’s certainly an exception. Haul Produce is referring to vine ripe tomatoes from Arkansas. This beautiful, tasty product is currently being shipped from the Hermitage area and will continue through July.
New Jersey peach shipments get underway within the next week or so and should yield 30,000 tons to 35,000 tons of fruit from the state’s 5,500 acres of trees. Peach loadings will remain available through most of September.
Northwest Cherry Shipments
A monthly record of 10.3 million boxes of cherries were shipped from the region in June. The volume was more than double the June 2012 tally of 4.7 million boxes — part of that year’s record crop….Rainfall in the last week of June has resulted in some splitting of Oregon cherries, but damage varied by grower. So use caution and pay attention to what is being loaded on your truck. It could save you a claim or rejected load. The amount of damage to cherries is estimated a about 10 percent of the fruit being lost.