KMSB "Nogales SCC Profiles," Tuesday, 4/5/10, 6:55 AM

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By Bryce Potter By Bryce Potter

Allison Moore, Fresh Produce Assn. of the Americas, says Mexico is a country that enjoys plenty of sunshine, precipitation, fertile soil and a variety of growing regions and microclimates. She says that makes it an ideal place for the cultivation of a huge variety of fresh, high-quality fruits and vegetables. She says the typical “growing season starts in September and runs through April, although some items, such as tomatoes, are grown year-round.  She says because of the long growing season, Mexico supplies an average of 66% of mango imports into the U.S.