Tomato growers hope deal turns around

05/18/2012 10:52:00 AM
Jim Offner

Production already had started May 1 in the Vizcaino area of Baja California, said Mark Munger, vice president of marketing with San Diego-based Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce.

It’s a key part of the season for the year-round supplier of Baja tomatoes, he said.

“Vizcaino is strategically important because it gives us these important fall and spring production times,” he said.

Brian Bernauer, sales director with Oceanside, Calif.-based Fresh Pac International, said he had seen the new crop during the last weekend in April.

He said the first shipments appeared to be on schedule for the second week of May.

“The crop looks tremendous on romas and cherries,” he said.


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