Mexico Stone Fruit Work Plan
The California Fresh Fruit Association administers the Stone Fruit Mexico Export Program which include four commodities: apricots, peaches, plums and nectarines. Shippers who participate in the program have two options to ship fruit into Mexico: either the post-harvest quarantine treatment or systems approach. The Systems Approach includes detailed stipulations for pre-harvest trapping, monitoring and applications, of which must be meticulously documented. Several inspectors representing the Mexican government live in the Fresno area during the season, which runs May through November. This program relies on the cooperation of industry participants, local County Agricultural Commissioners’ offices, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) representatives and the California Department of Food & Agriculture.
In 2012, twenty-one stone fruit shipper members participated in the League’s administered export program. Total volumes exported into Mexico during the 2012 season were 2.8 million cartons:
- Apricots – 72,389
- Peaches – 1,620,000
- Plums - 694,564
- Nectarines - 376,799
For further information on this program, please contact Marcy Martin, Director of Trade.
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