This season Egyptian grape exporter Daltex had a volume of 4000 tonnes of grapes. Mr. Magdi G. Abdel Messih of Daltex expects around the same volumes of grapes next season. “Our area hasn’t changed, so we expect around the same amount. We do hope to increase our market share in the UK, our main export destination, as we now have a subsidiary there, Hana Fresh UK. We also hope to send some more to Russia due to the European export ban, but the UK remains our most important market.”
Daltex exports the grape varieties Superior Seedless, Red Flame, Red Globe and Sugraone, as well as melons, strawberries, pepper, peanuts, corn, tomatoes, cucumbers and onions. Their fresh products vary from delicate to bulk products and from necessity to niche. The grape season runs from May to mid September.