Country Sweet Produce's Gina Pettit Discusses California Sweet Onion Season
BAKERSFIELD, CA - Bako Sweet® has become a brand you can trust for fresh, flavorful sweet potatoes from California. But Country Sweet Produce is celebrating the sweeter things across a different category this spring and summer with its San Joaquin Valley-grown sweet onions.
“Our sweet onion season will begin June first for both conventional and organic,” Gina Pettit, Director of Sales and Marketing, told me. “We are looking forward to another successfully season of sweet onions, expecting the quality to meet or exceed our high expectations and standards.”
Though wet weather earlier in the year suggested a late harvest might be on its way, recent sunshine in the Golden State is helping Country Sweet Produce close the gap, and the company anticipates consistent supply of sweet onions come June.
“Our farm team grows the Century Flat sweet onion very well,” Gina continued. “The Southern San Joaquin Valley’s rich soil and climate are ideal for this variety and growing season. The sweet onions grown in the valley have a low pyruvic acid rating making the Bako Sweet sweet onion sweeter than most. There has been incremental growth in the sweet onion market year over year and we anticipate this upward trend moving forward in to 2019.”
Country Sweet Produce offers a sweet onion in a variety of pack styles and sizes.
“Although our bulk sweet onions are still the favorite, interest has grown in the 2lb and 3lb handle bags,” Gina added. “The packaging is vibrant and electric, and we will offer all pack styles during the summer season.”
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