Farmers started planting pecan trees in Argentina a few years ago. "Last year's first harvest was already good. This year, it is even better," says the Dutch company, Commodity Line's, Franklin Goudriaan. The Argentinian pecans are lighter in color than their better-known American cousins. They are also a little smaller and rounder. American pecans are darker and more elongated.
"Argentinian pecans' quality and taste are, however, very good. They have been received very well by all our clients. We sent them samples to test. It is also interesting that Argentinian pecans are better priced than the ones from the US," says Franklin.
"Exporting pecans cultivated in Argentina will only increase in the coming years. Here, at Commodity Line, we are very proud to be the first Argentinian pecan importers in Europe. People can now order these pecans at Commodity Line. The minimum order is a pallet."
"Commodity Line has stock of Argentinian pecans directly available in the Netherlands. The pecans are vacuum-packed in 10kg boxes. There are 54 boxes per pallet," he concludes.
It might take some getting used to for buyers that pecans not only come from America anymore. They now also come from Argentina. Commodity Line is convinced the pecans from Argentina will become a great success.
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