Monthly Archives: January 2013

HLB thrives with mix of varieties, sources

HLB Specialties, a supplier of exotic fruit based in Pompano Beach, Florida, has been in the exotic fruit business for nearly a quarter of a century. In that time, they’ve expanded the area from where they source their produce throughout Central and South America. That healthy mix of sources, along with a good mix of fruit varieties, allows them to offer a steady supply of fruit throughout North America.

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Papaya power

A wintertime display of vibrantly colored, fresh papayas can brighten a shopper’s day and inspire thoughts of warm, sunny days or lush tropical isles.

Any time is a good time to sell tropical fruit, but a display of ripe papayas provides a psychological lift for shoppers on a gloomy winter day, says Eric Crawford, president of Fresh Results LLC, Sunrise, Fla. The company sources tainung papayas — also known as formosa papayas — from Belize, and it plans to begin offering maradol papayas from Mexico this spring.

Although papayas are available year-round, January is a good time to promote them as production increases, says Melissa Hartmann de Barros, director of communications for HLB Specialties LLC, Pompano Beach, Fla. HLB handles tainung papayas and golden, or solo, papayas. It sources golden papayas from Brazil and Jamaica, and tainungs from Mexico and Guatemala.

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Peru holds back mangoes after drop in price

mangoesPeru has cut mango exports dramatically as growers there respond to dropping prices.

“Our growers have sent only half of what we hoped for,” said Homero Levy de Barros, president of Pompano Beach, Fla.-based HLB Specialties LLC.

Shortly before Christmas, growers in San Lorenzo Valley, Cieneguillo and Alto Piura announced a 15-day suspension of sales. The price paid to farmers for 20 kilograms of mangoes had fallen from the equivalent of $10.58 to $3.13 in less than a month, the Peruvian newspaper Diario Correo reported.

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