The offer on the citrus market is significantly lower this year than last year. The demand is reasonably good and therefore nice prices are achieved. "The supply of clementines from Morocco was a good 50% lower and the quality was less because of the lack of water. There were even 80% less of the Nour clementines, so you were really dry when it came to the mandarins," says Wilko van der Zwaard from Wilko Fruit.
"We started on Tuesday with the first Nadorcott from Morocco and these then also meet a need because the first containers were immediately sold out. The prices are at a comfortable level of around 1.50 euros per kilo. The quality is good with one beautiful color and a brix of 14.5. We offer the Nadorcott in packs of 10 kg, 12 kg laid and 15 kg and can also supply these mandarins in net packaging for the supermarkets," says the importer.
"We have also been in the Spanish tango season for two weeks now.
This variety is completely seedless and unlike the Spanish Nadorcott, can also be grown in an area where oranges are grown.
The calibers are fine and we sell the Tangos from both Morocco and Spain under our Gaudias brand," says Wilko. In response to the demand from the supermarkets, we no longer ship the citrus fruits from Morocco in crates, but now pack everything in cardboard boxes.
Gaudias, fruits for pleasure
"We are now getting plenty of Salustiana's oranges from Seville and Valencia. The Navelina season is over and we will switch to Navel Late in next week," says the importer. "All in all, it is a very different citrus season, with various bottlenecks, but that allows producers to compensate a little for the low prices of the previous season."
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