Here is the PDF file for the Hawaii Papayas Report.
Please visit the website for more information: http://www.nass.usda.gov/hi/
Mark E. Hudson, Director
USDA NASS Hawaii Field Office
1421 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96814-2512
Office: (808) 973-9588 / (800) 804-9514
Fax: (808) 973-2909
“HAWAII PAPAYAS” reports are available on our website http://www.nass.usda.gov/hi/ and also PRINTED monthly. Subscriptions for PRINTED copies are free to those persons who report agricultural data to NASS (upon request) and available for $4 per year to all others.
APRIL FRESH SALES HIGHER
Hawaii fresh papaya utilization is estimated at 2.2 million pounds for April 2007, up 3 percent from March 2007 and 29 percent more than April 2006.
Favorable weather conditions continued for papayas in April, encouraging flowering and fruit development. Young orchards made good progress with some acreage coming into production soon. Fruit columns are full with few gaps. Production from other fields has been declining, abandoned, or neglected. Warm weather has spurred weed growth but controlled under current spraying programs.
Papaya growers are expected to receive an estimated 48.0 cents per pound for fresh fruit in April, up 2 percent (1.0 cent) from last month, but 2 percent down (1.0 cent) from a year ago.