Mini sweet peppers, baby broccoli headline for Southern Specialties

Mini sweet peppers, baby broccoli headline for Southern Specialties

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mini sweet peppers and sweet baby broccoli were two new items featured at the Southern Specialties booth at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit.

The mini sweet bell peppers will start in December from Guatemala, said Jennifer Rigdon, business development manager for Southern Specialties, Pompano Beach, Fla.

Rigdon said sweet baby broccoli, also from Guatemala, will be available in iceless packs, with 18 bunches per carton, Rigdon said. Sweet baby broccoli also will be available in consumer retail packs, she said. 

Other new items included cubed butternut squash and sweet potatoes, shaved Brussels sprouts and conventional green beans in the firm’s Select label bag, Rigdon said.

The company sources from 11 countries, with most supply from Guatemala, Peru and Mexico.

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