Show 580, June 1, 2024: Seasonal Produce Report with Authority Robert Schueller of Melissa’s Produce

Robert Schueller of Melissa's World Variety Produce in the AM830 KLAA Studio

It’s time for our next seasonal report on the very best in fruits and veggies and new products from our resident “Prince of Produce,” Robert Schueller of Melissa’s World Variety Produce.

Melissa’s is expanding their distinctive pineapple portfolio with the introduction of the “Precious Honeyglow®. Melissa’s and Del Monte join forces in an exclusive collaboration to introduce the newest member of the Honeyglow® Family: Precious Honeyglow®, a MINI pineapple packing the same punch of ultra-sweet golden flavor as Honeyglow® in a charmingly petite size. This exclusive treat starts with unique growing conditions and slow ripening on the stem for peak sweetness.”

Also discussed in this segment are the popular Pinkglow® Pineapples from Del Monte.

“Feast your eyes on the newly arrived Pink Elephant Mango, a tropical showstopper from Vietnam with naturally light pink skin. This mango is gigantic (weighing up to 2 pounds!), with smooth, buttery orange flesh surrounding a remarkably thin seed, leaving you with more delicious mango to enjoy.”

“Air-freighted from Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region, the Pink Elephant Mango offers an extra sweet taste with almost no acidity. It’s best enjoyed fresh on fruit platters where you can admire its pink skin. In Vietnam, mango is sometimes served with salt, sugar and chile powder, sweet fish sauce (nước chấm), or served over sticky rice for dessert.”

Also highlighted in this segment’s produce basket are Heavenly Villiago Marzano Tomatoes, Tree Ripen Mangos (best and peak of the season right now), Harry’s Berries Strawberries from Oxnard and Finger Limes

Robert Schueller is our always knowledgeable authority with a basket of Harry’s Berries at the ready.