The Colombian goldenberry, also known as uchuva, physalis or Cape gooseberry, is now approved for entry into the U.S. without cold treatment if grown in certain regions, according to a news release.
The U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service recognized that the Bogota Savannah and parts of neighboring Boyacá and Cundinamarca regions above 2,200 meters are Medfly-free.
This news comes just ahead of the 2014 Fresh Summit Expo in Anaheim, Calif., and the Colombian pavillion (booth #4629) plans to capitalize on the announcement by further promoting uchuva opportunities. In addition, the pavillion will feature other popular products including hass avocado, pineapple, lime, and fresh herbs exported from Colombia.