One of the trends that Florida Grower discusses in its January 2019 issue is “fruit variety matters.” Expect to see more varieties of apples in grocery stores in the coming year. / Photo courtesy USDA Food and Nutrition Service

The January 2019 issue of Florida Grower, a monthly magazine, features Senior Online Editor Paul Rusnak’s story “7 Food Trends to Watch for in 2019: Blockchain, modern markets on the front burner.”

Trend No. 3 is “Fruit Variety Matters.” More than 7,000 varieties of apples are available, and “69% of U.S. consumers buy apples. With this, grocers are likely to expand their varieties to attract more discerning customers,” Rusnak writes.

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