Pacific Trellis Fruit Details Expansion of Table Grape Program; Earl McMenamin Comments
LOS ANGELES, CA - Steady expansion is the mark of a successful operation in this industry, and Pacific Trellis Fruit is clearly on the up and up. The Dulcinea® brand owner has experienced year-over-year growth across its conventional and organic table grape programs, and it's currently ramping up for the 2022 season in Mexico.
“The crop out of Mexico this year is up nearly 20 percent, which relates to around 25.5 million boxes,” says Earl McMenamin, Senior Sales Executive. “Pacific Trellis’ 2 million boxes of volume this year will account for around 20 high-flavor varieties, which will begin packing the second week of May.”
For the Mexican season, the company’s lineup consists of conventional and organic red, green, black, and specialty varieties. The specialty grape crops kick off the last week of May with Tawny Red—a large, round berry with great crunch and skin color that varies between dark red and crimson. Sweet Celebration and Sweet Globe will follow closely behind beginning the first week of June. Organic red and green varieties will start in May, with all colors ready for shelves the first week of July.
“Our Mexican grape season has a tremendous advantage as it provides non-interrupted service and a bridge from the import season right into California production,” comments McMenamin. “Our team prides itself on smooth varietal transitions for our customers.”
Pacific Trellis’ entire Mexican table grape production filters through its primary warehouse in Nogales, Arizona, a press release explained. From Nogales, product is shipped to secondary warehouses in Southern New Jersey and the Central Valley of California. All three centers have customer fulfillment abilities, allowing for reliable national distribution. Under the renowned Dulcinea brand, these table grapes will be available in various bag and clamshell options for retail partners.
What further expansion will this brand experience in coming years? ANUK will be sure to report.