Our Story

Since 1965, we’ve taken a farmers-first approach to everything that we do.

Our legacy began when our father, Nibaldo Capote was forced to leave Cuba and came to the U.S. with nothing to his name. Our grandfather, also a farmer, would send him boniato slips to plant. It was then that our father began to make his mark. He started with 5 acres of boniato and today, we grow and source over 70 tropical fruits and vegetables from 10 countries year-round. What drives us to constantly improve our process is an unwavering focus to consistently educate our retail partners and maintain our superior level of service with a dedicated team of multi-dimensional disciplines.


It’s in our roots

What sets J&C Tropicals apart is our multi-cultural team perspective. We’ll also never forget how we got here. Every decision we make is about putting local farmers, families, and communities first. Our produce caters to multiple generations with different cultural backgrounds and retailers that are not afraid to evolve. Given our modern perspective, we understand where the market is and where trends are heading as consumers are looking for fresh, sustainable, and quality options that excite.

Our Products

A labor of love, naturally.

Maintaining our fruits, roots, and vegetables is a dedicated process that involves many in-season and pre-harvest visits to the farms we work with. We help our partners prepare for their field audits by educating them on sustainable practices like irrigation (to save water), alternative energy, and soil and nutrient management to embrace every flavor naturally. Everything we do is in the best interest of the plants our farmers grow to offer an exciting and healthy lifestyle for every family.

Leadership Team


We are dedicated to growing and distributing exceptional tropical fruits, roots, and vegetables.

Our commitment, or as we like to say, “homegrown partnership,” is to connect farmers with premium retailers across America. We take care of every detail so that our farmers can focus on what they do best—growing quality produce.

Our Promise

The family that grows together stays together.

In honoring three generations of hard work, integrity and entrepreneurship, we promise to deliver superior quality and value to the forefront of the produce industry through state-of-the-art farming, distribution, and customer service. J&C is Tropicals.

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