Danper also sends green and white asparagus to the U.S., she said.
Dominus SAC plans to start shipping avocados to the U.S. for spring 2012, said Javier Delgado, owner.
Dominus also ships mangoes and grapes to European and Asian markets, he said.
Ecoacuicola SAC, Piura, is conducting trials of several new grape varieties, said Jose Berendsohn, commercial manager.
Ecoacuicola produces 90% red globes from it’s Ica production area and sends 60-70 containers to the U.S., he said.
The company hopes to have its new varieties ready for next year’s season, he said.
Logistics service provider Frio Aereo plans to develop irradiation treatment for asparagus, said Ruth Rosell, project director.
Irradiation would allow the cold chain to be kept intact, she said, unlike current fumigation treatment that requires asparagus to go without refrigeration for six to eight hours.
Frio Aereo provides customs, cold storage and airfreight services for asparagus, grapes and fresh herbs.
Trujillo-based Green Peru plans to expand into avocados for the 2012 season, said Fernando Ascenzo, commercial director.
The company is in talks to become a supplier to Oxnard, Calif.-based Mission Produce, he said.
Green Peru supplies white and green asparagus to U.S. importers Gourmet Trading, North Bay and Keystone, he said.
Ica-based Icatom is working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to ship tomatoes to the U.S., said Luis Arredondo, sales manager.
Phytosanitary and logistics issues remain to be resolved, Arredondo said.
Icatom ships tomatoes for retail and foodservice under the Icatom brand to Chile, he said.