USDA Unveils New Disease Resistant Honeysweet Plum

Meet the Honeysweet Plum: A virus-resistant plum that ARS hopes to bring to market soon. They are large and oblong with a very sweet, flavorful taste.

More Effective Product Now Available to Help With Fruit Fly Menace

April 1, 2022 IPS

Scientists in Cheshire have developed a new attractant to help monitor a serious economic pest of soft fruits including grapes, plums, cherries, currants, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries.

Systems Approach Yields Fresh Plum Trade from Chile

March 16, 2022 C&L Fruit Chile

A coordinated effort involving the entire supply chain from Chilean growers, authorities and their U.S counterparts has allowed the Chilean industry to optimize the process of exporting Chilean fresh plums. Chilean plum exporters, over the past two years, have faced phytosanitary restrictions as well as logistics and transportation problems. But exporters are overcoming these issues via a Systems Approach and alternative transportation options. 

Oppy’s Newly-Expanded International Team Identifies Opportunity in South African Plums

February 16, 2022 Oppy

Strategically bolstering its international presence in recent years, Oppy is among the first to offer South African plums to the North American marketplace following an eight-year hiatus.

Camellia Plc: Purchase of Bardsley England, the UK’s Second Largest Apple Supplier

August 2, 2021 Camellia Plc

Bardsley England is a major fruit farming business and the UK’s second largest apple grower.   The farming operation covers 850 hectares (2,100 acres) in Kent and includes 27 orchards growing apples, pears, cherries, plums and grapes as well as a large grading, packing and storage facility.