West Mexico Spring Produce

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West Mexico Spring Produce

Distributors anxious about expanded tomato inspections

Increased inspections are scheduled to begin on April 1 in Nogales, Ariz., as a result of the tomato suspension agreement that took effect in September, and distributors say they’re not sure what to expect.

IPR Fresh adds two new items

IPR Fresh, Rio Rico, Ariz., has sweet corn and chili peppers for the first time this season, said president Jose Luis Obregon.

Ciruli Champagne mangoes peaking

Champagne brand mangoes from Chiapas, Mexico, the signature item for Rio Rico, Ariz.-based Ciruli Bros., should peak during the second week of March, said partner Chris Ciruli.

West Mexico growers anticipate improved spring crop

Distributors of produce from West Mexico were hoping for a fruitful spring after a fall/winter season affected by rainstorms and cold weather.

Fruit gains traction in springtime

Many of the produce items shipped from West Mexico during the spring are similar to those that arrive in winter. However, fruit items, like melons and mangoes, tend to have a greater presence as the weather warms up.