Fruitico and Fresh Produce Group WA

Increasing demand for Australian grapes in China

Table grape producers Rodger and Liz Fahl continue to go from strength to strength, growing their presence in the international market after sending out more than 400,000 boxes of their Fruitico fruit in the past 12 months.

In 2016 the couple entered into a partnership with Ben Tanner and Robert Nugan from Fresh Produce Group WA to grow high-quality table grapes and have since conquered the market. They now supply all Coles and IGA stores and 80 percent of Woolworths outlets across the State.

Fruitico grows nine varieties of seasonal grapes including sweet globe, autumn crisp, cotton candy, sweet nectar, sweet celebration, Jack salute, midnight beauty, adora and sweet sapphire.

Mr Fahl said the demand for grapes and good quality fruit in Asia was also high: “This past year has been our biggest yet. Four years ago when my wife and I first started producing table grapes we were sending out around 30,000 boxes of fruit, this year we sent out more than 400,000 and within two years we will be sending out around 600,000.”

Source: thewest.com.au


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