Family Tree Farms Announces New Sales Manager

February 2, 2023 Family Tree Farms

An exciting promotion has taken place at Family Tree Farms as the new year begins. The stone fruit and blueberry supplier has named Ryan Howard as the new Sales Manager, effective immediately.

Partnership Shares Genetics for Earlier Ripening Sweet Cherries

Sun World International, a global fruit genetics and licensing company, and Washington State University have joined forces to develop a new generation of high flavor sweet cherries that ripen earlier and are more practical to grow.

Fruit World Reports High Quality, but Lower Volume, for Early Season Central Valley Stone Fruit

May 23, 2022 Fruit World

Fruit World, a family-owned, values-driven grower-shipper of organic and conventional fruit, has been harvesting and shipping delicious organic apricots and cherries since mid-April from their Central Valley orchards. “The March freeze tempered early stone fruit production volumes throughout California, especially compared to the banner year we had in 2021,” explained CJ Buxman, Fruit World co-founder. “Fortunately, the fruit that set is looking good, and all our ranches are yielding great product.”

Hazel Tech Dives into Stone Fruit Supply Chain for First Quality Summit of 2022

February 17, 2022 Hazel Technologies

Hazel Technologies, Inc., a USDA-funded company developing new solutions to extend the shelf life of produce and reduce food waste, announces its first quality summit of 2022. The one-hour event will be held on Friday February 25th and will feature speakers throughout the industry ahead of the 2022 North American stone fruit season.

Sun World Promotes Melillo to Vice President of Grower Support Services

January 17, 2022 Sun World

Sun World International LLC has appointed Michele Melillo to the new position of Vice President of Grower Support Services. Melillo recently managed the company’s agronomic support activities. In his new leadership position, he will oversee all technical assistance and applied research programs and staff, assist with variety evaluation and management of the company’s global test site. Sun World’s Grower Support Services team supports its network of 1800+ growers in 15 countries growing Sun World’s table grape and stone fruit varieties.