TAMPA, Fla. — An eruption of color will arrive in the first few weeks of 2023 with lemon plums brought to market by the leading grower, marketer and distributor of fresh produce from around the world for the tenth season.
Representing the largest slice of lemon plum crop brought to North America, Oppy is starting off the plum season with this specialty item the first week of February through mid-March. Limited volumes will arrive on the east coast for a select niche market.
“Many still call it the volcano plum because it looks like lava is pouring down its sides when the red coloring starts to present itself,” said Sales Manager Carl Immenhausen. “Their skin blushes as they ripen, so there is no guesswork about when to eat them.”
Named for their harvest color, not their flavor, lemon plums are tear-drop shaped, sweet-tasting and juicy.
“It’s a fun and different variety to bring home. Consumers love watching it change color from yellow to red, and enjoying a unique summertime flavor during the winter months,” shared Immenhausen.
Packed in a high-graphic one-pound pouch bag, the pack includes a ripening process chart to help educate and excite shoppers to try this unique piece of fruit.
Growing, marketing and distributing fresh produce from around the globe for nearly 165 years, Vancouver, BC-based Oppy discovers and delivers the best of the world’s harvest. With over 50 million boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables grown on every continent moving through its supply chain annually, Oppy offers popular favorites from avocados and berries to apples and oranges year-round, alongside innovative seasonal specialties. Over the years, Oppy has introduced North Americans to a number of items across its diverse produce range, including Granny Smith, JAZZ and Envy apples, as well as green and gold kiwifruit. Go to oppy.com to learn more.