TIPA's Dante Galeazzi Discusses Beginning of Texas 1015 Onion Crop
TEXAS - In the middle of winter, it might be difficult to conceptualize spring, but I have some insights on the Texas 1015 onion crop that may change your wintry tune. Touching base with Dante Galeazzi, President and CEO of the Texas International Produce Association (TIPA), I learned inside info.
“Texas 1015s are the first sweet onions of the year that are grown in the United States,” Dante explained. “After the long days of the cold winter, the Texas 1015s are a great way to inspire consumers. The flavor profile is mild with a much lower pyruvic acid content than other onion varieties available during winter and spring months, which makes these onions great for use in both cooked and fresh recipes.”
The crop is currently in the ground, as growers patiently wait for the onions to grow. The season typically begins in March.
“The plantings look great, and the forecast is for a dry and mild winter. If that holds true, then we should see a great crop in terms of quality and size,” Dante continued.
Although we may not know what 2021 holds for us as an industry, we should be poised for any outcome.
“As the world emerges from the nearly year-long pandemic, we expect that many Americans will be poised to indulge in restaurant dining, which hopefully means foodservice operators will get to start placing some big orders of Texas onions come March and April,” Dante concluded.
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