Later the PRA seemed to say they are ready to open the door to the Mexican tejocote:
Since we identified no quarantine pests likely to follow the pathway of commercially imported tejocote fruit from Mexico, the pest risk assessment stops here. In the absence of quarantine pests likely to follow the pathway, the proposed irradiation may be unnecessary.
TK: Knowing how these things usually go, here's hoping San Diego growers can become go-to importers of the fruit if they can't profit from growing it.
Discussion Topic of the Week: Within the fresh produce industry, where do members see the biggest growth potential in the next five years?