Mexican asparagus producer Desert Farms has launched a new line of organic asparagus.
“Desert Farms is proud to announce the expansion of our fields, implementing organic asparagus as part of our product range,” said CEO Bram Hulshoff.
The new fields, located in Caborca Sonora, will go into production in January 2018 and the harvest will run through to April.
The project started last year with the preparation of the soil, and the planting of the seeds.
This year will be the first harvest of the USDA certified Fresh Green Asparagus, grown, packed and exported by the Desert Farms Group.
Desert Farms is the commercial arm of Caborca-based Hortícola Del Desierto, which has around 1,500ha of production, yielding just over 9,000 tonnes of packed product during the season.
Around 65 per cent of the company’s sales are to the US and Canada, with the rest being exported to Europe and Asia.
Hulshoff said the company prides itself on its strong commitment to sustainable production and the welfare of its employees. The company has made a number of key investments this year to make its green asparagus even ‘greener’.