New facilities drive Titan Farms upgrade

A large piece of Titan Farms’ growth and establishment as a successful vertically integrated fruit production company was developing world-class facilities, including a new packing shed, processing plant and a bulked-up food safety program. Co-owner... more »

South Carolina’s Titan Farms plows through obstacles to gain success

Titan Farms didn’t become the largest peach grower and marketer on the East Coast by happenstance. In fact, just when the Ridge Spring, South Carolina operation – which bills itself as the second-largest peach grower... more »

Wawona Packing buys stone fruit breeder Burchell Nursery

Wawona Packing Company has acquired the stone fruit breeding assets of Burchell Nursery. Under the terms of the agreement, Wawona will acquire Burchell’s stone fruit breeding program, which includes more than 60 patented varieties of... more »

Michigan’s 2017 fruit crop down from 2016

Fruit production in Michigan for 2017 was down from 2016 for all major fruits, according to Marlo Johnson, Director of the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Regional Office. Michigan apple production was 840 million pounds, down... more »

Wawona Packing promotion to feature freestone organic peaches 

Cutler, California-based Wawona Packing, the largest grower of organic tree fruit in the United States, has announced that its crop of organic yellow peaches is on track for the seasonal transition from clingstone to freestone... more »

Georgia growers enjoying improved peach crop

Last year’s summer peach crop was disastrous, but Georgia’s peach crop rebounded this summer following colder temperatures in December and January, according to Jeff Cook, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources agent... more »

South Carolina peaches expected to rebound after difficult years

After two seasons of climatic events that lashed out at the state’s peach crop, South Carolina peach producers and researchers believe this season could be better. “The peach crop looks very good this year,” said Juan... more »

California May peach harvest down, says USDA

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service reported that California Peach harvest in May was down slightly from last year. California’s May production was about 495,000 tons, according to the USDA-NASS Crop production summary. That number... more »

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