“In a poor market situation, that’s made for a tough start,” he said. “It’s been a challenge having the desert product still coming on and trying to get started in Santa Maria.”
Pacific International grows broccoli and cauliflower year-round in Santa Maria. Dill reports good quality on vegetables grown there.
Compared to about 30 frost days last year in Yuma, he said, there were just a few this year. “These winters were two extremes,” he said.