This week we started our first picks of Flavorosa black plums. Rubi Rosa red plums will start the week of June 4th. Over the years, HMC Farms has made a commitment to plums and has a specialized packing house that packs only plums. In order to provide a consistent supply from the beginning of the […]
HMC Farms made an investment and commitment to plums in 2001 for the same reason that we developed a tree ripe peach and nectarine program over 25 years ago. We believed that the industry was not dedicated to producing a good tasting piece of fruit. As a result the industry’s plum sales fell from 14.6 […]
The new dietary guidelines say that half of your plate should be fruits and vegetables. Here at HMC Farms we agree, if it’s grown there’s a great chance that it’s good for you. Chelsea from HMC Farms talk more on this topic.
Researchers at St Andrews and Bristol Universities have found that carrots and plums could make one more attractive in just two months. Experts claim that eating heavily pigmented fruits such as carrots and plums could make you more attractive. Researchers found that people with a yellow skin tone appear particularly healthy and attractive — and […]
96% of the peaches & nectarines and about 60% of the plums we produce are grown within 5 miles of our commodity specific packing facilities. Minimizing transit time is one component in providing the ripest fruit possible. Peaches & Nectarines require different handling techniques than Plums. HMC Farms has invested in commodity specific packing facilities […]
Heavy rain last week, but no hail was spotted. The forecast this week is for rain tonight and maybe tomorrow. Once the rain is gone there is a high pressure system moving in which means it should stay warm the next 10 to 12 days. As of now, estimates for Plums and Nectarines are both […]
As many may or may not have heard, plums are beginging to blow blueberries out of the water with their abundance of beneficial antioxidants. Below is a study obtained from the California Tree Fruit Agreement about the research conducted behind this topic. The Byrne Report – Plums are the new Superfood! by PPN Advocate March […]