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Growing conditions for Mexican squash are good

“Growing conditions right now are so far, so good,” said Bill Spence of Allied Trading. “Our squash is grown down in Hermosillo, Mexico and the farms have been getting good, warm, dry weather.” Allied Trading, LLC, imports and ships several varieties of squash—acorn, butternut, spaghetti and kabocha. Allied Trading imports all of these squash varieties from Hermosillo from October through April of the following year. “Of course, this doesn’t mean that our farmers won’t get too much rain sometime during the growing season,” Spence added. “But for now, growing conditions are pretty good.”

These squash varieties all need lots of sun, good drainage and regular watering to grow to a good size, according to the Backyard Gardening blog.

“Right now, all the squash we’re getting is good—it’s retail size. A box of butternut runs about 10 to 12 per box; spaghetti also has the same number per box. Acorn squash has about 18 to 20 in one box. As far as pricing, acorn is running about $10.95 per box, spaghetti is $14.95 and butternut is about $12.95 per box,” added Spence. Allied Trading sells its squash to retailers, food service and wholesalers. 

“Right now, we’re making a push for Thanksgiving, so buying is pretty active. This is for acorn, butternut, spaghetti and kabocha, Spence said. 

For more information:
Bill Spence
Allied Trading, LLC
Tel: +1 520-394-7591

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