REEDLEY, Calif. -- The 1999 crop of peaches, plums and nectarines from California growers is hitting stores five days later than last year, due to fickle spring weather, according to the California Tree Fruit Agreement. ecent memory, according to Dale Janzen, CTFA field agent. Still, the fruit will be higher in quality than last year, when the three commodities were slammed by El Nino-related weather. "We should have a better product to offer. It should have a lot of storability, and ...

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