Central American Produce's Michael Warren Discusses Spring Melons and Year-Round Mangos
- by Jordan Okumura
ORLANDO, FL – There’s a high-quality season in the works for the Central American Produce team, as the company looks to answer spring demand with its seasonal melons and year-round mangos.
As President and Owner Michael Warren recently told me from the Southern Exposure show floor, the company is celebrating the warmer weather by kicking off its mango program.
“We’re packing our first mangos out of Guatemala right now. Those mangos are Tommy Atkins mangos, they come in with very, very high blush,” Michael says.
The company is also packing mangos out of its Mexican program. Crops out of this region are expecting better than normal quality this season due to a very good growing season.
So, how is the company planning to further boost its high-quality offerings this season?
“We try to find out exactly what our partners want. We’re talking to folks about ripening programs,” Michael says. “If anybody is interested in that, we have lots of options for them. We have consultants that can go out and work with them.”
To answer demand for another consumer favorite, the company is also ramping up its spring melons. Michael expects its honeydew and cantaloupes to come in through the first week of May, making for the perfect addition to retailers shelves.
Find out how else the company maintains its premium offerings in the exclusive video above.