Southern Specialties' Charlie Eagle Talks Asparagus Season in Peru and Mexico
POMPANO BEACH, FL - As I sit in California’s capitol celebrating our first real sight of winter weather, Peru is seeing a summer’s day and the right conditions for asparagus. Charlie Eagle, Vice President of Business Development for Southern Specialties, tells me that weather conditions have been normal for the season thus far.
“We are fortunate there have been no dramatic weather occurrences this year. December is summer in Peru. Typically, we may expect to see some light seeding as the month progresses,” he shares, commenting that importers are supplying abundant quality asparagus volumes to retailers with confidence this season. “Quality and availability have made U.S. retailers certain that asparagus should be a staple to consumers tables during the holidays.”
Peru has good volume as we head towards Christmas, he adds, saying that Southern Specialties expects that to start to come down by December 17-20, as well as Mexico’s asparagus. The main season is currently on track to run up to January 15.
“Peru remains a reliable source for high-quality asparagus,” Charlie concludes when I ask him what retailers should keep in mind. “Consumers look forward to enjoying asparagus throughout the year, particularly during holiday seasons.”
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