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Oppy Increases Volumes and Adds New Packaging for Lemon Plum

Oppy Increases Volumes and Adds New Packaging for Lemon Plum

COQUITLAM, BC - With the lemon plum season just arriving, Oppy is ramping up for increased volumes out of Chile and new packaging that will help draw consumers’ eyes to the unique yellow-red fruit.

Evan Myers, Executive Category Director of South American Imports, Oppy

“Until recently, industry volumes have been small, so lemon plums have occupied a fairly select niche,” said Evan Myers, Executive Director of South American Imports for Oppy in a statement. “It’s a really nice piece of fruit, and more growers are getting involved. That greater volume gives us the opportunity to offer it farther and wider this season.”

Oppy's Lemon Plum Packaging

Oppy, which says it's the largest slice of the lemon plum crop in a press release, is shipping lemon plums now, and expects to continue through the second week in March. And with the introduction of lemon plums, Oppy will be providing a new, eye-catching one-pound pouch bag that demonstrates how the product will change color as it ripens.

Lemon Plums

Named for their color, lemon plums are tear-drop shaped, sweet-tasting, and juicy, unlike their citrus namesake, Myers said. He adds, “Their skin blushes to red as they ripen, so there’s no guesswork about when to eat them.”

Oppy expects the arrivals of lemon plums on both coasts through the first week in March.


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