The Greek grape season has started. About two weeks later than usual, the first products of the new season are arriving at the Munich wholesale market. The earliest varieties, Superior and Superior red, are traditionally sourced from the island of Crete, while the grapes from the mainland (the Peloponnese area) are just over a month away. "All in all, the current forecasts are very pleasing," says Theo Hatzivassiliadis, importer and sales manager of Kuffer GmbH, headquartered in the Munich Wholesale Market Hall.
Due to weather conditions, the first seasonal product of supplier Minoan will have to be welcomed a little later, but the quality of the seedless fruits is unique. "The color of the red grapes could be a bit better, but the fruit sizes are very good already. Because of the fine quality of the first varieties, we are already expecting a good Greek grape campaign. The later varieties of supplier Memos are qualitatively excellent as well."
The first Greek grapes of the season are sourced from the island of Crete. Most in demand are the red grapes (Red Superior Seedless), says Hatzivassiliadis.
According to Hatzivassiliadis, the general conditions in today's market situation are also quite positive: "Although there is a surplus in trade, as the Italian campaign has already started and Egypt is also fully present on the market. However, we sometimes see that the Egyptians at the end of the season can no longer deliver the appropriate quality."
For more information:
Hans Kuffer Fruchthandel GmbH
Peter Kuffer & Theo Hatzivassiliadis
Großmarkthalle - Hall I
Stand 5 & 6, 15 & 16
Schäftlarnstr. 10, 81371 München
Tel: +49 89 / 74 11 83 90
Fax-Nr.: +49 89 / 74 11 83 93