Conventional and organic squash is becoming a more consistent program at Divine Flavor LLC, Nogales, Ariz., said Michael DuPuis, quality assurance and public relations coordinator.
The squash program, which consists of yellow, zucchini, Italian and gray squash, is right on line with the company’s three other core vegetables — cucumbers, bell peppers and tomatoes — he said.
“We’ve seen a lot of success with it, and we’re happy with the direction it’s going in,” DuPuis said.
“We want it to be as successful and as strong for our retailers as our cucumbers, bell peppers and tomatoes are.”
He said the company is pleased with the success of the program over past few seasons, and the outlook is good for the commodity.
“It’s important for our retailers to have consistency in quality,” DuPuis said.