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Shuman Produce is coming off a bumper crop of Vidalia onions, and after experiencing very favorable growing conditions for 2017, the Vidalia onion industry should see equal or better numbers than last year. This year the official pack date for Vidalia onions will be April 12, two weeks ahead of what was expected.

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Black Gold Farms is a few weeks away from harvesting its red potatoes in Texas. “The crop looks great,” said Leah Halverson Brakke, director of business development. “We feel like red potatoes have a chance to be the new sexy vegetable.”

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Starting the third or fourth week of April, Oxnard, CA-based Mission Produce will have heavy volume of avocados coming from Peru, with good supplies throughout the summer.

In the coming weeks the company will also open new ripe centers throughout the world.

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The Syngenta-grown Crisp Delight watermelon is Melon 1’s exclusive variety, according to Rachel Syngo, director of business development. Designed for the fresh-cut market, this watermelon is bursting with flavor as you’ll see by the reaction of Mary Blackmon, founder of Farm Star Living.

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The Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Exposure trade show floor was filled with great products. In this video you’ll hear about Oneonta’s pears, Nash Produce sweet potatoes and Sbrocco’s clementines, pears, grapes and blueberries.