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Archive for August 2018

Crosset Company Produce & Floral Conference

Tuesday August 21st, I was at the Great American Ball Park trying to get set up for the Big Event, the Crosset Company’s Annual Produce and Floral Conference. Well, things seemed to be going pretty well when all of a sudden our Sales Manager Bob Lummis came to tell me there had been a change.…

Item of the Week: PEARS

Sweet, delicious and rich flavored pears offer crunchiness of apples yet juicy as peach and nectarine. They are widely popular, particularly in the whole of the northern hemisphere, for their unique nutrient qualities. Read more.

Item of the Week: APRICOTS

Apricot is a medium-sized deciduous tree that grows best in well-drained mountain slope soils. During the spring, it bears plenty of beautiful pinkish-white flowers that attract bees. The fruits have almost uniform size, 4-5 cm in diameter, and weigh about 35 g. In structure; the fruit is a drupe, consisting of a centrally located single…


A member of the gourd family (Cucurbitaceae), zucchini is an easy-to-grow summer squash native to Central America and Mexico. It was brought to the United States by Italian immigrants during the 1920s. Some popular zucchini varieties include golden zucchini, tatume, costata romanesco, and yellow crooknecks. Read more.

Item of the Week: FIGS

Belonging to the mulberry family, there is a plethora of fig tree varieties. Most of them are small at 10-30 feet and thrive in warm, dry climates. Pollinated by a tiny wasp, fig trees never blossom because the flowers are on the inside, producing dozens and sometimes hundreds of miniscule seeds that give figs their unique, crunchy…