Giumarra Partners with Bengala Agrícola to Provide Year-Round Colombian Pineapple
- by Jordan Okumura
LOS ANGELES, CA – In a new partnership with Colombian grower Bengala Agrícola, Giumarra has announced it will now be providing a 12-month supply of Valle de Cauca-grown golden pineapple. With first shipments arriving September 4, East Coast customers can expect their arrival via the Ports of New York and Philadelphia, and, for the West Coast, via the Port of Long Beach.
“Our grower Bengala is offering the only certified Costa Rican MD2 golden pineapple seed planted in Colombia,” shared Tom Richardson, V.P. Global Development. “Our customers can trust the quality will be excellent and deliver a superior eating experience to consumers.”
According to a press release, the newly introduced Colombian-grown pineapples will be available in single-layer cartons of 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9 counts.
“Giumarra Wenatchee is excited to offer this specialty, high-value item to our North American customers every week throughout the year,” added Jason Bushong, Division Manager. “Valle de Cauca’s lower rainfall rate results in consistent pineapple availability year-round.”
Bengala Agrícola, a holder of certifications from GlobalGAP, ICA, and BASC (Business Alliance for Secure Commerce), farms 700 hectares, or more than 1,700 acres, of golden pineapples.
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