Sweet Onion Trading filling orders with domestic and imported product
by Lora Abcarian | December 06, 2010
Sweet Onion Trading Co., headquartered in Melbourne, FL, markets a variety
of domestically grown and imported sweet onions throughout the year. "We
are active in Chile, Peru, Mexico, Vidalia, California, Nevada and Washington,"
President Barry Rogers told The Produce News Nov. 14.
He went on to say that difficult weather during the growing season affected
all regions with the exception of California during 2010. “All of the issues had
to do with too much rain,” he stated. Conditions have affected sizing and per-
Quality and taste profile are primary considerations for onions grown or
sourced by Sweet Onion Trading, he said.
“Our first consideration is quality,” Mr. Rogers stated. “If we could source the
right taste profile domestically, we would. We see potential in new varieties
for domestically-grown sweet onions at certain times of the year.”
Sweet onions are harvested 10 days prior to shipment. Sweets imported from
Peru and Chile are received in Florida and New Jersey.
Product is marketed throughout North America to retail partners. Onions from
Chile and Peru are marketed under the “Longboard Sweet Onions” brand. Mr.
Rogers said the “Sunbraro Sweet Onions” brand is comprised of product from
Mexico and non-Vidalia production areas in the United States.