Kingston Fresh should begin receiving its first Ecuadorean mangoes of the season the week of Oct. 13.
First shipments will arrive in South Florida, according to a news release from Idaho Falls, Idaho-based Kingston Fresh.
“Ecuador fruit arriving into the market over the next few weeks will be timely to stabilize overall mango supplies,” Kingston’s president, Ken Nabal, said in the release.
Although Ecuadorean volumes industry-wide could be 20% to 30% lower this season, Kingston Fresh’s volumes will be up, thanks to new production from the company’s grower partners, Nabal said.
“We are proud of the expansion of our Ecuador program, as it is a critical piece of a quality year-round program.”
The growth in its Ecuadorean mango program reflects overall company growth in imports, David Kingston, Kingston Fresh’s chief executive officer, said in the release.
“Kingston has been steadily expanding its imports division in recent years and is aggressively growing its footprint in both Central and South America.”