MEXICO STONE FRUIT WORK PLAN
California Grape & Tree Fruit League (Fresno,
California) administers the Stone Fruit Mexico
Export Program which includes these commodities:
apricots, peaches, plums, and nectarines.
Shippers who participate in the program have two
options to ship fruit into Mexico: either the
post-harvest quarantine treatment or systems
approach. The Systems Approach includes detailed
stipulations for pre-harvest trapping, monitoring
and applications, of which must be meticulously
Several inspectors representing the Mexican
government live in the Fresno area during the
season, which runs from May to October. This program
relies on the cooperation of industry participants,
local County Agricultural Commissioners’ offices,
USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Service
representatives and the California Department of
Food & Agriculture.
During the 2009 season, slightly more than 2 million
cartons of California peaches, plums, apricots and
nectarines were exported to Mexico. In 2008, 3.6
million cartons were shipped through the program.
The majority of export shipments are under the
Systems Approach program, an alternative to
For further information on this program please
contact Trade Director Marcy Martin.
Historical Stone Fruit Export Shipments to Mexico
California Grape & Tree Fruit League
978 W. Alluvial, Suite 107, Fresno, CA 93711 | Phone 559.226.6330 Fax 559.222.8326
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