HLB Specialties LLC, Pompano Beach, Fla., offers formosa papayas out of Guatemala and Mexico, plus the smaller goldens out of Brazil.
“The golden has been tight year round,” said Homero Levy de Barros, president.
“There has been a lot of unexpected rain in Brazil. It will continue to be tight until February. The larger papayas in our Guatemalan and Mexican deals are pretty stable.”