Introducing…Royal Star Papaya

Melissa Sandfort

Tex Starr Distributing LLC, a newly formed company in South Texas announces the unveiling of the company’s new sweet papaya variety called Royal Star Papaya. The proprietary seed variety is a natural hybrid that is sweet, firm, and brightly colored inside and out. To reach the consumer, Tex Starr Distributing LLC plans to launch a consumer marketing push this summer …

Food, fruit

How to Grow Scrumptous Blueberries

Joanna Schroeder

Dr. Micheal Orzolek, a professor in Pennsylvania State University’s horticulture department, can grow a mean blueberry. Orzolek has been involved in growing blueberries for the past few years. He has incorporated some of SollerUSA’s technologies to help rejuvenate the blueberry crop. Currently, he is using both a root applied and folio applied program with drip irrigation and early field tests …

Agribusiness, fruit, StollerUSA

United Fresh Virtual Marketplace

Melissa Sandfort

The United Fresh Produce Association is proud to announce the launch of the United Fresh Virtual Marketplace, the first 24/7 search engine for produce industry products and services associated with a North American produce event. The United Fresh Virtual Marketplace lists detailed product information in hundreds of categories from over 220 companies, including exhibitors at the upcoming United Fresh 2009 …

fruit, General

Packing Fresh Apples

Chuck Zimmerman

On my first IFAJ tour stop I spoke with our host, Johann Scholler, Steirerfrucht. They are a fresh fruit packing facility. The main product is apples although they also handle pears and other fruit. Apples are the number one fresh fruit choice in Austria. After we left the plant we did visit a couple of different apple farms. We were …

Audio, fruit, IFAJ, Novus International, Pioneer