Mexican field-grown, greenhouse deals play well together

09/16/2011 01:10:00 PM
Dan Gailbraith

“There are a lot of field-grown tomatoes, but with the greenhouse tomatoes, we can be sure the quality is consistently high,” she said.

Some products wouldn’t do as well inside as outside, said Jaime Garza, owner of Pharr, Texas-based Bebo Distributing Inc.

“The greens need to be grown outside, and carrots and onions need to be grown outside,” he said.

“It’s limited what’s grown in the greenhouse. We’re talking about tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, eggplant. If it needs soil, it will be grown outside.”

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