LGS Specialty Sales imports Vanilla Persimmons and other fruit from Spain. ( Courtesy LGS Specialty Sales )

LGS Specialty Sales, New Rochelle, N.Y., is expanding its Spanish fruit imports with lemons, clementines and Vanilla Persimmons, also known as rojo brillante.

LGS also imports and distributes citrus, grapes and avocados. The Spanish fruit is grown in the Valencia and Murcia regions. The company imports lemons from Spain year-round, giving retailers options when domestic citrus is limited.

“Spain’s Mediterranean climate consistently grows exceptional fruit and we are excited to export more of their products to provide the U.S. market with top-quality produce year-round,” Rebekah McMurrain, persimmons category manager at LGS, said in a news release. “Both Spanish lemons and ready-to-eat Vanilla Persimmons are favorite varieties in Europe and we are pleased to offer them to U.S shoppers.”

The Vanilla Persimmon, a hybrid of the hachiya and fuyu varieties, is available now through February, according to the release. Like the fuyu, it is ready to eat.

The persimmon is available in flats, Spanish lemons are available in bulk or 2-pound bags and the clementines come in 2-, 3- and 5-pound bags and 5-pound boxes.

 
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