Florida tropical fruit shipments are expected to remain good this fall, despite extreme weather of combined heat, humidity and storms earlier in the year.
Brooks Tropicals Inc. of Homestead FL reports its passion fruit and other items are looking great. The company will be have peak loadings of avocados during the fall and early winter.
J& C Tropicals of Miami notes between January and May both Florida and Central America experienced a major drought, and the summer brought heavy rains and high temperatures. This adversely affected dragon fruit and yucca. The company also ships malanga blanca, star fruit and calabaza.