The week of Jan. 30 California Giant was at the peak of its Mexican blackberry deal, Jewell said.
California Giant will continue to import from Mexico until its California deal starts to take over in May, she said.
“We did have some early weather disruptions (in Mexico), but volume is picking up and increasing each week,” Jewell said Jan. 31. “We’re expecting good quality in promotable volume over the next few weeks.”
On Jan. 31, the USDA reported prices of $12-14 for flats of 12 6-ounce cups of blackberries from Mexico, down from $14-16 last year.