Southern Specialties Asparagus Forecast, Passion Produce Supplying Exotics

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Wed. March 20th, 2013

The unusual growing season for Mexico presented cold weather initially affecting crowns which delayed production. Temperatures have recently warmed up, putting things back on schedule. Southern Specialties expects the Mexican season to extend a little longer than last year. Charlie Eagle,Vice President of Business Development, tells AndNowUKnow “We have light supplies from Peru for Easter, so Mexican production will provide the majority of the crop. Although Mexican production has been lower this year, we expect to have promotional volumes by Easter. Also, our white asparagus is a perfect addition to holiday meals and the ideal complement to our green asparagus.”<hr class="legacyRuler"><hr class="invisible minimal-padding"><hr class="invisible minimal-padding">As the largest Asian distributor-wholesaler in the New York metropolitan area, Passion Produce has over 20 years of experience in growing, packing, and importing exotic fruit. Two farms, consisting of hundreds of acres in Homestead, Florida and even more acres in Madera, Fresno, and Bakersfield, CA – along with a strong importing capacity, allow the company to offer a myriad of fruit products. Diverse offerings range from mangosteen, a tangy fruit originating in Indonesia, and jackfruit, an Indian fruit with a sweet subtle flavoring, to papaya, and Thai guava. The company partners with brands that include Del Monte, Brooks Tropical, Wawona, Giumarra, and Fruit Patch.<hr class="legacyRuler"><hr class="invisible minimal-padding"><hr class="invisible minimal-padding">