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Del Monte to import Costa Rican bell peppers from about 52 acres of greenhouses in Buenos Aires de Puntarenas

Friday, September 23, 2011

Beginning in 2012, Fresh Del Monte Produce will import sweet bell peppers from growing operations in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica’s state phytosanitary service spokesman Erik Cedeño announced the news in mid-September. He said Del Monte has about 52 acres of greenhouses in Buenos Aires de Puntarenas. Del Monte officials confirmed the imports would begin in early 2012.

“Construction on our Costa Rican greenhouse should be finished in late November, and harvesting is scheduled to begin in late January to early February,” said

Dennis Cristou, vice president of marketing for Del Monte Fresh.

Original source: The Packer