Gary Clevenger from Freska Produce Shares on Avocado and Mango Updates
OXNARD, CA – With avocados continuing to explode as a category and mangos increasingly gaining ground among mainstream consumers, year-round supply of these once-seasonal fruits is becoming a necessity. Thankfully, Freska Produce International is offering ample supplies throughout the year.
To find out more about Freska and the company’s offerings, I spoke with Gary Clevenger, Managing Principal.
“We have our year-round avocados and mango supplies; that’s what helps distinguish Freska,” Gary notes, telling me that Freska has a rotating supply of varieties growing in different regions to assure volume throughout each season. “We will be importing out of Ecuador, and then we’ll start in Peru with the Kent variety.”
When I spoke to Gary on the floor of the 2017 PMA Fresh Summit this October, Freska had just begun growing Ataulfo and Tommy Atkins varieties out of Ecuador—with a transition to Peru expected later in the season. And in terms of the ever-more-popular avocado category, Gary tells me, Freska is growing in Mexico to meet constant demand throughout the year.
“We are…importing from Mexico, and we continue to have consistent supplies—year in and year out—of mangos and avocados,” adds Gary.
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