Shuman Produce's John Shuman Discusses Strong Vidalia Supply, Peruvian Sweet Transition, and More
- by Robert Schaulis
VIDALIA, GA - As we approach the first day of summer, cookout plans become constant, and really, what are these plans without onions? Shuman Produce, grower of RealSweet® Vidalia onions, knows that onion availability throughout the summer is a must.
John Shuman, President and CEO of Shuman Produce, offers us a behind-the-scenes look at the Vidalia onion summer supply.
“The first several weeks of the Vidalia harvest, the weather was almost ideal,” John shares, explaining how the company made good time getting in and out of the fields as the onions were packed away for storage. “We were able to fill our storage rooms for the summer months, so we expect good availability all summer long. We don’t expect to see a short season out of storage.”
This is good news for onion-lovers and retailers looking to promote onions throughout the summer months.
In addition to Vidalia onions, John also comments on the upcoming availability of Peruvian sweet onions.
“The Peruvian sweet onions are starting to mature, so we do expect that harvest to begin in about thirty days,” John says. “We see a transition from Vidalia onions to Peruvian sweet onions sometime mid- to late-August.”
I definitely foresee onion rings in my immediate future.
For more insider info on Vidalia onions and Peruvian sweets, watch the brief video above.